Latest Bomb threats News

Buildings clear at University of St. Thomas following threat

Sep. 17, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas has given the all clear after several buildings were evacuated on its St. Paul campus following a bomb threat. The university tweeted the four buildings evacuated have been search and cleared, including the John Roach Center, the Anderson Student Center,...

West Virginia man pleads guilty to making school bomb threat

Sep. 12, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat at a high school. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Wednesday announced that 24-year-old William Lee McCallister admitted to threatening to set off a bomb at Lincoln County High School. Stuart says McCallister made the...

The Latest: Suspicious vehicle in Baltimore held stolen fuel

Sep. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the suspicious vehicle and evacuations in downtown Baltimore (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police in Baltimore say a suspicious vehicle that prompted evacuations and calls to the bomb squad held no bomb, but instead contained stolen diesel fuel. Baltimore Police Colonel...

Missouri man charged after 'stink bomb' left a cable office

Sep. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A 35-year-old Cape Girardeau man is charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly dropped a "stink bomb" at a cable service office. The Southeast Missourian reports a court statement filed by police said Deandre Dunn was arrested after the incident at a Spectrum...

Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

Aug. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea. Reports that an unidentified explosive device had been found at the Sant Sebastià triggered an alert, with...

Teacher committed after describing mass shooting, bombing

Aug. 23, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teacher was forcibly committed for a mental evaluation after he told his students how he would carry out a mass killing if he were an active shooter. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Lakeland High School math teacher Keith Cook was taken into custody...

Suspicious device snarls traffic on George Washington Bridge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare. Officials say the suspicious device was found on the upper level of the bridge near the New Jersey side just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing authorities to briefly shut down...

Bomb threats sent to Bulgarian media offices, airports

Aug. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria are investigating several bomb threats sent by email to media outlets in the capital, Sofia, and to major airports in the country. Special police teams on Wednesday searched the airports in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas, as well as the offices of Bulgarian...

All-clear after University of St. Thomas evacuates building

Aug. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas has issued an all-clear after receiving a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of a building on its St. Paul, Minnesota, campus. In a series of alerts posted to its website and social media pages, the university said Tuesday the threat was for the John...

PVC tube containing dynamite detonated in Meeker County

Aug. 20, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A PVC tube containing 11 sticks of dynamite was found in a Meeker County garage and detonated by authorities. Sheriff Brian Cruze says his office got a call Monday about possible explosives found in Harvey Township. The house was unoccupied and the family found the tube as they...