Latest Bomb threats News

New York federal building gets all-clear after man detained

Feb. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A federal building in western New York was evacuated and a man was taken into custody Thursday while police investigated a suspicious package found inside a vehicle parked in front of the building. Police later said no dangerous device was found. Rochester Police Deputy Chief Mark...

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts

Feb. 26, 2020 8:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Several leaders of a violent neo-Nazi group have been charged with conspiring to harass journalists, church congregations and a former Cabinet official, prosecutors on both U.S. coasts announced Wednesday. Some of those arrested were charged with cyberstalking and sending...

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

Feb. 14, 2020 3:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Allen Martin Kenna, 18, has been charged with attempted use of an...

Photo released of person of interest in school threat

Feb. 11, 2020 6:16 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Police in Great Falls have released a photo of a person of interest in a bomb threat that led to the closure of all the public schools in Great Falls on Monday. Some Christian schools and the University of Providence also closed as a precaution. Surveillance cameras in the area of...

Bank robber admits to crimes, blames his substance use

Feb. 11, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man told a judge he wants to take responsibility for his actions and admitted to robbing two banks without striking a plea deal. Samuel Baptista pleaded guilty Monday to bank robbery charges for robbing two banks in six days using a bomb threat. Baptista apologized...

No suspicious devices found after Great Falls bomb threat

Feb. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — No suspicious devices were found in a search of public schools in Great Falls after a handwritten note that included a bomb threat was found at an elementary school, police said Monday afternoon. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Superintendent Thomas Moore said. Monday's closures...

Federal building partially cleared for suspicious package

Jan. 28, 2020 7:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal office building in Anchorage was partially evacuated after security officers detected a suspicious package, a spokesman for the Federal Protective Services said. Investigators later determined the package delivered Monday to the James M. Fitzgerald United States...

Angler snags apparent live grenade in NW Indiana river

Jan. 28, 2020 10:21 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man fishing from a northwestern Indiana bridge reeled in an apparent live grenade, prompting a road closure until the device was removed by a bomb squad. A Gary police officer who was called to the Little Calumet River bridge on Monday evening to investigate learned that a man who had...

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. photo courtesy of Jim Whitfill, Phoenix police officers are seen on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix police say a woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers evacuating part of one concourse. No device was found after a search Friday. (Jim Whitfill via AP)

Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated

Jan. 25, 2020 2:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse, police said Saturday. A police bomb squad responded Friday but...

Hundreds of military explosives found at home were replicas

Jan. 24, 2020 9:37 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of military explosive devices found at a California home were replicas, experts determined Friday. Twenty homes were evacuated for nearly 24 hours after Stockton police officers found the explosives Thursday when they went to the home to check on a 70-year-old man who...