Latest Bomb threats News

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...

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

Aug. 19, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern...

The Latest: Families bury their dead after wedding attack

Aug. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the late-night suicide bombing that struck a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The United States envoy who is negotiating with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan says the peace process needs to be accelerated in the wake of...

Man charged in stadium bomb threat amid Muslim dispute

Aug. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an online bomb threat at a Connecticut minor league baseball stadium amid a dispute between the team's owner and a Muslim civil rights group. Norwich police say they arrested 44-year-old James Quinn, of Waterford, after the bomb threat...

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

The Latest: Police flyer shows man sought in subway scare

Aug. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Police have released a flyer asking people to help them find a man who was recorded on security cameras placing a pair of rice cookers in a New York City subway station. The discovery of the cookers Friday...

New Mexico man pleads guilty in Delaware swatting case

Aug. 12, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Scott Landes of Roswell, New Mexico, entered the plead Monday in federal court in Wilmington. He faces up to 10 years...