Latest Bomb threats News

Man sentenced for sending bomb hoax to UK vaccine plant

Nov. 24, 2021 08:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man who sent a bomb hoax to a U.K. coronavirus vaccine factory and similar parcels elsewhere, including a laboratory in Wuhan, China, was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Wednesday. About 120 people had to be evacuated from a plant in Wales...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

Law enforcement agency psychologist answers high-risk calls

Nov. 22, 2021 01:07 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The duties of one unique yet highly valuable employee at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office seems straight out of a crime drama series, but Dr. Roger Belisle’s educational background and training as a licensed clinical psychologist caters to the world of law...

UK says Liverpool taxi blast was a bomb, raises threat level

Nov. 15, 2021 14:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities raised the country's threat level to its second-highest rung on Monday, after police said a blast in a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital was caused by a homemade bomb. Investigators said they were treating Sunday's explosion — which...

Police: Teens driven by racial hatred targeted BLM leader

Nov. 12, 2021 21:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers driven by racial hatred were behind hoax calls that brought major police responses to the home of a leading Black Lives Matter activist in Los Angeles. The teenagers, aged 13 to 16, connected over the Discord chat...

'Incel' teen pleads guilty in NYC eatery bomb threat case

Nov. 12, 2021 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who authorities say terrorized outdoor diners at a Manhattan eatery pleaded guilty Friday to carrying out a hoax bomb threat. Malik Sanchez, 19, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. Sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 8. ...

Crowd surge wasn't mentioned in Astroworld operational plan

Nov. 09, 2021 18:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency plans for the Astroworld music festival did not include protocols for dangerous crowd surges like the one that unfolded during a rush to see headliner Travis Scott, which left eight people dead and injured hundreds of others, including a 9-year-old boy whose family...

Bomb threats unfounded at Ivy League schools, officials say

Nov. 07, 2021 21:24 PM EST

Ithaca, N.Y. (AP) — Multiple unfounded bomb threats were made over the weekend at Ivy League campuses, university and law enforcement officials said. Cornell, Columbia and Brown universities had alerted students to threats Sunday and deemed campuses safe a few hours...

Bomb threats reported at Yale, buildings evacuated

Nov. 05, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bomb threats forced the evacuation of several buildings at Yale University as well as nearby businesses in New Haven for hours on Friday, school and city officials said. A single caller to the New Haven police non-emergency line indicated there...

EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?

Oct. 12, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, there’s a new enemy ascending. The Islamic State group threatens to usher in another violent phase. Except this time the former insurgents, the Taliban, play the role of the state, now that the U.S....