Nelson Police are explaining why the RCMP bomb squad was brought in to handle the threat at the court house Monday evening.
Sgt Paul Bayes says the court received a call early afternoon claiming a bomb had been planted.
After an evacuation Nelson Police,Sheriffs and RCMP took a look.
The hoax came after a court appearance of the couple charged in the Nelson armed robbery but Bayes says there is nothing at this stage to suggest a link there.
He says the focus of their investigation is broad but there are various techniques they can use to narrow that.