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Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.
A wave of bomb threats was reported Thursday against businesses, schools, hospitals and other places across the United States and Canada, causing panic and evacuations, although all appeared to be hoaxes.

Police in both countries reported threats, some emailed, some phoned in. The FBI said in a statement that it was aware of the threats and encouraged the public to promptly report any suspicious activities.

Authorities in New York City were monitoring “multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city,” the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism bureau said on Twitter.

“These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide & are NOT considered credible at this time,” the police department said. Read more

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Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.

Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.

Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.

Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.

Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada

Many of the threats, none of which have been found to be credible, demanded payment in bitcoin, authorities said.