Surrey RCMP is advising the public that a lockdown that occurred at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Newton Campus this afternoon has been lifted.

On March 31, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report that staff at Kwantlen Polytechnic University received a threat via phone. Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed into a lockdown and there was a significant police presence surrounding the campus.

Surrey RCMP was able to determine that there was not a legitimate threat. The lockdown has been lifted.  Investigators will be continuing to investigate the origin of the phone call received.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or

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