Latest Bomb threats News

Iran state TV: Security stepped up around embassy in Ankara

Oct. 15, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says Turkish authorities are stepping up security around the Iranian Embassy in Ankara after unconfirmed reports of a suicide bomb threat to the diplomatic mission. Several police vehicles, plain-clothed policemen and special forces officers were seen deployed on...

France holds Iranian funds, raids groups over alleged plot

Oct. 2, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday froze the assets of the internal security section of Iran's Intelligence Ministry as well as those of two Iranians, and all but pointed a finger at Tehran as the force behind an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian exile group's rally near Paris. Police also raided the...

Dutch raids neutralized extremists' threat, authorities say

Sep. 28, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police who arrested seven men suspected of plotting a major extremist attack somewhere in the Netherlands found large quantities of raw materials for explosives at their homes, prosecutors said Friday. Following Thursday's arrests, police said they had found five handguns, but...

Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

Sep. 26, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is North Korea actually a nuclear power? Kim and his well-amplified propaganda specialists certainly say it is....

Deputies: Man threatened to shoot helicopter flying overhead

Sep. 22, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he told a television station and sheriff's deputies that he was going to shoot down the sheriff's helicopter if it didn't stop flying over his house. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that 54-year-old Robert...

The Latest: Phoenix airport terminal re-opened after scare

Sep. 16, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on partial closure at busy Phoenix airport terminal due to unattended vehicle (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Police say a terminal at the Phoenix airport has been re-opened after an unattended rental car left in a curb lane prompted a security scare. Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy...

4 years' prison for Florida man for mosque bomb threat

Sep. 6, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for phoning bomb threats to a mosque. Court records show a Miami judge imposed the sentence Thursday on 26-year-old Dustin Hughes. He previously pleaded guilty to the hate crime of obstructing free exercise of...

New Jersey man tells Disney greeters he'll blow the place up

Sep. 6, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida say they've arrested a New Jersey tourist who told greeters at a Disney World resort that al-Qaida sent him to "blow the place up." Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested 56-year-old Gregory Lazarchick on Tuesday on a charge of making a false bomb...

AP Analysis: Yemen rebel threats to Dubai show danger looms

Aug. 31, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A false claim by Yemen's Houthi rebels of an attack on the world's busiest airport for international travel this week may have been quickly disproven by authorities in Dubai. That doesn't mean, however, it can be taken too lightly. The insistence of the Houthis and...

All clear at Arlington National Cemetery after bomb threat

Aug. 22, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Normal operations have resumed at Arlington National Cemetery after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation. Cemetery public affairs director Barbara Lewandrowski said Wednesday afternoon that the facility had reopened to the public after all areas were cleared by authorities....