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Winnipeg man charged with mischief in alleged threat to bomb pipeline


July 21, 2019
By The Canadian Press

MORDEN, Man.—A Winnipeg man is facing mischief charges after an energy company employee reported that a colleague was threatening to bomb a pipeline in southern Manitoba.

RCMP say a manager at the company told police last October that one of his employees had overhead another worker make the threat about the pipeline in the Morden-Winkler area.

The pipeline was immediately shut down and the RCMP’s explosive disposal unit and police dog service were sent to the site.

A search found nothing of concern and the area was deemed safe.

An investigation followed and Mounties allege the employee who reported the threat to the manager made a false allegation.

Ryan Fullerton, who is 37, is to appear in Morden provincial court on Aug. 13.

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