Latest Bomb threats News

What's Putin thinking? Tough to know for nuclear analysts

Oct. 04, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Will President Vladimir Putin pull the nuclear trigger? For Kremlin watchers trying to figure out whether the Russian leader’s nuclear threats are just bluffs, there is no more pressing -- or tough -- question. For now, analysts cautiously suggest that...

EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Sep. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by...

Utah student charged for terrorism threat over football game

Sep. 22, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Wednesday after police said she threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor if the school's football team failed to win a game last Saturday. Charging documents filed in Salt...

No joke: Man who dressed up as Batman villain learns lesson

Sep. 17, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon in Missouri accused of livestreaming threats to bomb and kill people while he was dressed up as the Batman villain known as The Joker was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail, with credit for several months served after his arrest. Jeremy...

Woman charged with bomb threat against children's hospital

Sep. 15, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a woman accused of calling in a fake bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital amid a barrage of harassment and threats of violence over its surgical program for transgender youths. Catherine Leavy, 37, was arrested at her...

Package explodes on Boston campus; 1 injured, FBI involved

Sep. 14, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the FBI was assisting with the...

Suspected jihadi bomb hits convoy in Burkina Faso; 35 dead

Sep. 06, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A suspected jihadi roadside bomb has hit a convoy in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more. The supply convoy escorted by the army was hit Monday while driving between Bourzanga and Djibo towns with one of the...

Man charged with making bomb threats at Las Vegas airport

Aug. 30, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man faces three felony charges of communicating a bomb threat after allegedly driving his truck into a secure area of of the Las Vegas airport last week and producing a fake bomb. Sergio Magana, 36, also faces charges of possessing a hoax bomb and destroying...

Police probe early morning blast at Portland food cart area

Aug. 28, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities suspect a propane tank was the source of an early morning explosion among a group of food carts in downtown Portland on Sunday. The blast reported at about 3:40 a.m. shattered a large number of windows in the surrounding block, the Portland Police...

WVa man accused of possessing fake explosive devices

Aug. 22, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

A West Virginia man was arrested on several felony charges Monday after police said he claimed to have explosive devices at a federal building and a church. The devices turned out to be fake, but James Dean Fowler, 50, of Bluefield, faces two counts of possession or use of a hoax...