BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Monday after he tried to walk into Argentina's presidential palace with a pistol while seeking a meeting with the president.
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago man has been accused of falsely reporting a bomb threat and the shootings of police officers.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Terreance King, who had his...
SARAH, Miss. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with making bomb threats against a north Mississippi elementary school and high school.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — The first African American police officer in one Alabama city faced numerous death threats and bomb threats after he was hired in 1966, one of his daughters recalled after...
Babies among those evacuated at St. Paul university
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Classes at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul have been canceled after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of students, staff and even babies who were rolled out of an...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's flagship airline and officials say a passenger reported a bomb threat that led to flights being grounded at the country's main airport for hours.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a bomb threat against Macy's department store in Goodyear last fall.
Goodyear authorities said Tuesday that 30-year-old...
Police: Man made bomb threat to get girlfriend off work
LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he made a bomb threat to a Family Dollar so his girlfriend could get off work.
MADRID (AP) — A hoax bomb threat called in to the Australian Embassy in Spain prompted the evacuation of a 57-story office tower in Madrid's business district on Tuesday, Spanish police...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A California man charged with making online threats to bomb two suburban Indianapolis high schools is facing new federal charges involving alleged sextortion and...
Ex-journalist to get resentenced in Jewish threats case
NEW YORK (AP) — A former journalist from St. Louis who terrorized his ex-girlfriend and made bomb threats in her name to Jewish groups must be resentenced.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman has admitted calling in two bomb threats that forced evacuations at courthouses in New Jersey because she was frustrated about a civil lawsuit she had...
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of calling in a bomb threat to a high school to try to get out of a traffic stop has pleaded guilty in the case.
SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — A 26-year-old eastern Iowa man has been accused of phoning in a bomb threat to an elementary school.
Authorities say Ean Weipert was arrested Tuesday at his home in...
Brussels area close to EU reopened after bomb alert
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Union headquarters after a bomb threat was sent to a company linked to the EU.
Police say Idaho man made false sarin bomb threat
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho man has been charged with terrorism and other crimes after police say he falsely threatened to release deadly nerve gas in the city of...
Arizona man pleads guilty to Harvard bomb threats
BOSTON (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to threatening to bomb Harvard University's Black Commencement event in 2017.
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling says 24-year-old...
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Canadian man arrested for Deadwood casino bomb threats
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A 45-year-old man is in custody in the Canadian province of Alberta for allegedly phoning in bomb threats that cleared a Deadwood hotel and casino for about 3 1/2 hours...
Indictment: Hackers charged with making threats to schools
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two computer hackers were charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools and other institutions in the U.S. and Britain, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The men are members of Apophis Squad, a worldwide collective of hackers intent on using the internet to "sow chaos," the Department of Justice said in Los Angeles.
Bail denied for Georgia Tech student accused of bomb threat
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a Georgia Tech student accused of threatening to bomb a middle school and shoot any survivors.
News outlets reported that 18-year-old Andrew Sean Brady, of Austell, appeared in court Wednesday and was ordered to continue to be held without bond. Authorities say Brady emailed the threats to Floyd Middle School workers last month and was arrested days later on charges including terroristic threats.
Norwegian Air plane evacuated after receiving threat
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat.
Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were immediately found but officers would continue checking the plane.
Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands.
The Interfax news agency said the city's emergency services received nearly 300 bomb threats Tuesday, resulting in the evacuation of about 50,000 people. The state RIA Novosti news agency said 130 venues were targeted with bomb hoaxes.
Police arrest 10-year-old for bomb threat hoax
NEW SHARON, Maine (AP) — Police have charged a 10-year-old elementary school student with felony terrorizing in connection to a bomb threat to school buses in Maine.
Regional School Unit 9 Superintendent Tina Meserve says first responders received a call from someone saying there was a bomb on a bus in the Farmington-based district around 4 p.m. Thursday.
The district canceled after-school activities and evacuated school buildings and buses in response.
Man pleads guilty of phoning bomb threats to Pentagon, CNN
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to making a series of bomb threats to a CNN news affiliate and a Pentagon tour office.
The plea by George Tomasack of Baltimore was announced Thursday by federal prosecutors and a Secret Service official.
Man pleads guilty to making bomb threat at veterans clinic
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former Springfield man pleaded guilty to making bomb threat aimed at a veterans clinic in Mount Vernon.
Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III on Tuesday admitted that on July 13, 2018, he threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Man is arrested in Dona Ana County for alleged bomb threats
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say a man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats.
County sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Samuel Gilpin was wanted on a federal warrant accusing him with malicious threat to injure by fire or explosives.
It was unclear Thursday if Gilpin had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Man in custody after bomb threat at Missouri truck stop
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Boone County Sheriff's Department says a man is in custody after he made a bomb threat at a truck stop in central Missouri.
The sheriff's department said in a news release that officers were called to the Midway Travel Plaza west of Columbia early Monday after a man refused to leave after he allegedly tried to start a fire.
The release says the man allegedly told a dispatcher that he had a bomb in a backpack and would be waiting for deputies to arrive.
Amsterdam airport departure area evacuated for bomb threat
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police evacuated passengers from a departure area at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for a short time Monday evening due to a bomb threat, police said.
The Royal Marechaussee police force said in a tweet that officers overpowered a suspect and quickly lifted the evacuation order. An update from the military force's Twitter account said the suspect was a 51-year-old Canadian man who was held for questioning.
Police spend 6 hours probing false bomb threat at NY church
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Schenectady, New York have spent six hours investigating a bomb threat at a church that turned out to be false.
The Schenectady Police Department says in a news release that someone called police at 2 p.m. Friday claiming there were "multiple explosive devices" inside the First Reformed Church. Police say the caller also said someone was inside the church with a weapon.
Flight held when crew fears bomb threat; no threat found
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A flight from Philadelphia to Boston was held before takeoff while police investigated what the crew feared was a bomb threat.
It was eventually determined there was no threat.
Philadelphia police said flight attendants alerted the captain of the American Airlines flight Tuesday that a passenger was "displaying suspicious material on his cell phone, possibly alluding to a bomb threat."
Mall evacuated over bomb threat
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of a Vermont shopping mall on one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.
Police say workers at a Target store at the University Mall in South Burlington reported the threat around 2 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities evacuated the mall and reopened the area around 3 p.m. after determining the store was safe.
Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Target store
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Christmas shopping briefly turned into unease after a bomb threat was called into a Target store in Raleigh.
News outlets report that the big box store near Triangle Town Center was evacuated of shoppers Saturday at roughly 1:30 p.m.
The business was reopened about an hour later after officials determined there was no danger.
Man charged after threat to blow up bus in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a Chicago man faces a felony charge after he threatened to blow up a Greyhound bus along a Chicago expressway.
Illinois State Police said 22-year-old Dondre White was arrested Thursday and charged with making a false bomb threat. They say White is in custody awaiting a bond hearing.
School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing suspicious found
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida school was evacuated following a bomb threat, but nothing suspicious was found.
The Naples Daily News reports that Everglades City School was emptied for about two hours Monday afternoon.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office says deputies cleared the scene around 4 p.m., and no explosives were found.
Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators.
Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook on anniversary
2 Manchester businesses among those emailed threats
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say two emailed bomb threats to businesses were similar to messages sent to locations statewide and nationally, and were not considered credible.
Manchester police say the businesses received the emails on Thursday afternoon. Employees were evacuated and a bomb sweep was conducted, with no device found.
Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt.
Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, saying they were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and were not considered credible.
The Latest: Caller who threatened Columbine sought
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a threat against Columbine High School (all times local):
Authorities are looking for the person responsible for making a bomb threat made against Columbine High School, leading to security precautions there and at nearly two dozen nearby schools in suburban Denver.
The Latest: Bomb threat hoax targets US schools, businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide emailed bomb threats (all times local):
Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax.
Officials in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Anchorage, Alaska, say businesses received emailed bomb threats Thursday that were part of what they believe is a nationwide hoax.
Police are working with the FBI to investigate every threat.
UK teen jailed for 3 years for bomb hoaxes
LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident.
George Duke-Cohan, 19, touched off panic in March 2018 when he emailed thousands of schools, warning about an explosive. The National Crime Agency says more than 400 schools were evacuated.
All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's offices in New York.
Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle.
Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby.
Bomb threat phoned to CNN; NYPD gives all-clear
Man arrested following bomb threat at Grand Forks library
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police have made an arrest for a bomb threat at the Grand Forks Public Library.
Staff at the library called police about 2:30 p.m. Monday after a man said they had a bomb in their computer. The library was evacuated and the man was arrested. KFGO reports he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.
Officers cleared the library after finding no threat and it reopened a short time later.
Old Dominion University closes for entire day after threat
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police at Virginia's Old Dominion University say that no explosives were found after an anonymous bomb threat was made.
The university in Norfolk said in a statement Thursday afternoon that police had given the "all clear" to reopen the campus on Friday. Classes and other activities were canceled after the threat came in Thursday morning.
Man accused of making bomb threat at high school
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have accused an 18-year-old man of making a bomb threat through social media at a Manchester high school.
Police said they arrested Benjamin Dumont at his Manchester home on a criminal threatening charge at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 13. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number couldn't be found for him.
Bomb, gun threats lock down Georgia school district
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say multiple schools are on lockdown in an Atlanta suburb as police investigate a bomb threat at one school and threats of gun violence at two others.
Decatur police said Tuesday that a system-wide lockdown was imposed "out of precaution" across the City Schools of Decatur, affecting about 5,600 students in nine schools. Private schools followed suit in the city just east of Atlanta.
Bomb, gun threats lock down GA school district
Israeli who threatened US Jewish centers gets 10 years
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has sentenced the man behind a string of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States to 10 years in prison.
The Tel Aviv district court announced its verdict Thursday against the dual citizen hacker whose name is barred for release since the crimes were committed while he was still a minor.