UPDATE: Bomb scare empties Chilliwack Mall

Chilliwack Mall reopens following Tuesday bomb scare.

An RCMP officer tells a woman she cannot enter Safeway after a bomb threat was called in to the store on Luckakuck Way shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Below

A bomb scare forced the evacuation of Chilliwack Mall just before noon Tuesday.

Chilliwack RCMP closed off streets and access to the mall, snarling traffic during the busy lunch hour.

An explosive-sniffing dog was called in to help search.

The incident began at around 11:30 a.m. when someone called the Safeway store manager and indicated a bomb placed at the grocery store was set to go off at around noon.

The manager contacted RCMP.

The Safeway was evacuated, as well as the attached shopping mall.

Police also blocked all entrances to the mall, after briefly considering closure of both Luckakuck and Topaz.

A search of the stores found nothing and the mall was reopened at 1:15 p.m.