By Katrina Geenevasen
The Shafia trial in Kingston has been postponed until this afternoon after the courthouse was evacuated following a bomb threat this morning.
Kingston Police Staff Sergeant Bill Kennedy made a statement to the media shortly after the evacuation.
Kennedy would not say if the evacuation was related to the murder trial.
He explained the Frontenac County Courthouse had been evacuated because of security concerns, but would not give further details.
The building will remain evacuated until at least 1 p.m. At that time, security and police will determine if the building will reopen.
Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya and their son Hamed are each accused of first-degree murder.
Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti Shafia, along with Rona Amir, were found drowned in the Kingston Mills locks in June of 2009.
Crown attorney Laurie Laselle was set to finish her closing arguments this morning before the courthouse was evacuated.