Latest Bomb threats News

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Kentucky woman charged in South Carolina airport bomb threat

Nov. 11, 2019 1:32 PM EST

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is charged with making a bomb threat at a South Carolina airport. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Police arrested Laura Snyder Jones of Anchorage, Kentucky, on Saturday, charging her with a first-offense bomb threat. Airport spokesman Tom Tyra tells local...

Florida man pleads guilty to bomb threats

Nov. 8, 2019 3:27 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to threatening to blow up courthouses and other government offices across northern Florida. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe announced the guilty plea on Friday. Noah Stirn pleaded guilty to twelve separate charges stemming...

Australian appeals court reduces bomb hoaxer's sentence

Nov. 8, 2019 12:27 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Sri Lankan man who threatened to blow up a Malaysia Airlines plane with 222 people on board had his prison sentence slashed on Friday by an Australian appeals court because he had been in a psychotic state and the fake bomb he had brandished posed no danger. Manodh Marks, 27,...

Argentina's center-left Peronists poised to return to power

Oct. 28, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Conservative President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Argentina's election Sunday night, paving the way for the country's Peronist center-left to return to power under Alberto Fernández as frustrated voters rejected the incumbent's handling of a bruising economic...

Private Dallas university evacuates campus after bomb threat

Oct. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A private university in Dallas canceled classes and evacuated its campus of about 4,800 students after receiving a threatening message that prompted a lockdown. Officials at Dallas Baptist University say a threat of a bomb and coordinated armed attack was received about 1 p.m. Tuesday by a...

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

Oct. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. School officials in Helena made the...

Sri Lankan police chief arrested over alleged threat

Oct. 1, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court released the country's police chief on bail on Tuesday hours after he was arrested for allegedly threatening a worker at police headquarters two years ago. Pujith Jayasundara has been under suspension for alleged negligence leading to suicide bomb attacks on...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

Minnesota college student charged in phony bomb threats

Sep. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college student accused of calling in phony bomb threats targeting buildings where he was supposed to be attending class has been charged in federal court. Ray Persaud, of Blaine, is accused of making three separate bomb threats against the University of St. Thomas this...