All Great West Life locations close in Winnipeg due to threats

Police were notified late Tuesday night of a threat made towards a Winnipeg Great West Life building.The building’s security team notified police of the threat just after midnight.“Our officers attended last night and did a search inside and outside of the building,” Tammy Skrabek of the Winnipeg Police.Skrabek said at that time, police said the threat was unfounded.Story continues below

READ MORE: Two adults, one teen arrested for threats; Lord Selkirk School Division closes for the dayBut according Skrabek, the building decided to close all locations Wednesday morning after new information was received.“Great West Life has now received some secondary information to the initial information they had,” said Skrabek.Liz Kulyk of Great West Life told Global News, “Out of an abundance of caution for our employees and the community around us, we alerted the Winnipeg Police Service and have closed our buildings at 60, 80 and 100 Osborne Street, 444 St. Mary and 560 Broadway.”One 680 CJOB listener says the building closed due to “a “potential threat of physical violence”.Skrabek said a secondary search will be conducted today while employees are not at work.She said police believe there is no immediate threat.Global News will provide more updates throughout the day.Get daily local headlines and alerts