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  • Arlington National Cemetery evacuated after bomb threat

    08/22/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Megan Keller
    Officials at Arlington National Cemetery announced that they had evacuated the area after a bomb threat Wednesday morning. All visitors and staff had been safely removed from the area and the emergency services are investigating, according to the statement. "We will update the public as soon as we have additional information," officials added. DEVELOPING
  • TJ Miller is arrested at LaGuardia Airport for 'calling in a fake bomb threat'

    04/10/2018 10:06:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2018 | Valerie Edwards
    Former Silicon Valley star TJ Miller has been arrested at an airport in New York City after he allegedly provided false information to federal agents regarding a bomb threat made last month. The comedian was escorted out of LaGuardia Airport by Port Authority officers and FBI agents Monday night around 10pm. Miller has been charged with 'intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut', according to the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. His arrest stemmed from a criminal complaint that claimed Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey...
  • Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS

    03/06/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Magnatron · 37 replies
    KUTV.com ^ | 6 March 2018 | John W. Yelland, Larry D. Curtis
    Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday, that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody. A warrant served at the male juvenile's home and items were found consistent with the materials used to build the device. Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.
  • Improvised explosive device detonated near JC Penney at Lake Wales mall [FL USA]

    01/21/2018 6:52:42 PM PST · by Revel · 49 replies
    WFTV9(Florida) ^ | 1-21-18 | Chip Skambis
    LAKE WALES, Fla. - Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for detonating an improvised explosive device near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m. Firefighters quickly determined an IED had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JC Penney, officials said. Firefighters also found a backpack in the same corridor with another possible IED inside. There were no injuries as a result of the explosion, officials said, but the...
  • TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

    01/18/2018 6:14:55 PM PST · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Seven members of a cable television crew have been arrested after they tried to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that the team was filming for cable network CNBC, which is based in Englewood Cliffs. The TSA did not release the names of the people they said were arrested, and the Port Authority only said that it was investigating the incident. The law enforcement source said the crew likely would be charged by the Essex County...
  • Bomb threat at Walmart on Ben White Boulevard (Austin, TX)

    04/18/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | April 18, 2017 | staff
    Austin authorities have confirmed a bomb threat at the Walmart located on Ben White Boulevard. A suspicious package was found in the building. People inside are being evacuated and the APD EOD SWAT team is on its way.
  • Sacramento Police: Protester With Device Shuts Down Tower Bridge, Capitol Mall

    01/31/2017 6:21:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    KHTK ^ | 1/31/17
    4:23 p.m. UPDATE: The woman has been peacefully taken into custody after an hour and a half, and police are inspecting the vehicle.4:10 p.m.: UPDATE: The City of West Sacramento is urging people to avoid the area and use alternate routes.The woman is still located inside the vehicle as police stage around the scene.—-3:40 p.m. UPDATE: Sacramento Police have shut down the Tower Bridge and Capitol Mall. Traffic is being redirected to Interstate 80 and the I Street Bridge.For the latest traffic conditions on the freeways, visit http://cbs13.com/traffic.—SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman claiming to have a device has shut down traffic around...
  • I didn't really mean 'blow up the White House', says Madonna: Singer claims...

    01/22/2017 11:39:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-22-17 | Anna Hopkins
    Madonna took to Instagram to say she was using a 'metaphor' when she said during the Women's March on Washington that she thought about 'blowing up the White House'.  On Sunday she shared a photo with her 8.6million followers of her wearing in the same furry black coat she wore to the march, overlain with white lettering that stated: 'I choose love! Are you with me?' She captioned the snap: 'Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. 'However I want to clarify some very important things. I...
  • Washington's Union Station evacuated due to bomb threat: police

    07/27/2016 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:42pm EDT | Arshad Mohammed and Michelle Nichols
    Washington’s main railway terminal, Union Station, was evacuated on Wednesday because of a bomb threat, a police officer told Reuters. “We got a bomb threat,” the officer, who did not give his name, said as he urged people to leave Union Station in downtown Washington near the U.S. Capitol Building. …
  • Police in standoff with woman at Oklahoma Air National Guard base after she claims to have device

    07/18/2016 11:13:54 AM PDT · by dware · 32 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 07.18.2016 | Staff Reports
    Tulsa Police Bomb Squad officers are on scene at the Oklahoma Air National Guard base after receiving a report indicating a woman was driving around the complex with an unknown device, an official said Monday. Police Sgt. Shane Tuell said officers were dispatched to the Air National Guard, near 46th Street North and U.S. 169, a little before noon because the Guard notified them of the woman's claims. "She hasn't gone on the base itself, but she's claiming to have some type of a device in the vehicle," he said.
  • Schools nationwide could be victim of bomb threat robocall

    05/23/2016 1:21:08 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 8 replies
    KTV11 ^ | 05/23/16 | KKTV11
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) Schools across the country might have fallen victim to robocall bomb threats Monday afternoon. In southern Colorado, a bomb threat was called into several schools in a matter of minutes. Liberty Point Elementary in Pueblo West and The Colorado Springs School in Colorado Springs were both evacuated around noon. There are reports of schools in Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Madison, Wisc., who were also targets of bomb threats, that led to evacuation of its schools. Sergeant Joel Kern of Colorado Springs police said it was investigating the possibility of the calls coming from a...
  • Main Gate at Joint Base Andrews on Lockdown After 'Security Incident'

    05/12/2016 3:28:07 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 4 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 5/12/2016 | NBC 4 DC
    The main gate at Joint Base Andrews is currently on lockdown after a "security incident" reported at the Visitor Control Center, JBA said. A federal official said a woman walked onto the base and claimed to have an explosive device.
  • Stillwater Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

    03/31/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    News9 ^ | Mar 30, 2016 | Xin Xin Liu
    According to Stillwater Superintendent, the woman, who has not been identified, does not have children at this school. Stillwater police held a news conference and said the woman is of Middle Eastern descent. She reportedly showed up at the school and said she was there to, "Take the kids to heaven." The school was immediately evacuated. Police said the woman was carrying a purse with wire hanging out. She did not have a weapon.
  • NYC: ISIS-loving devout Muslim cab driver makes BOMB THREAT, KEEPS HIS LICENSE

    03/30/2016 6:46:00 PM PDT · by Lera · 20 replies
    PamelaGeller ^ | March 29, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Everywhere Muslims are kowtowed too, appeased, accommodated. Hisham Ahmed should not be driving a cab in New York City. He shouldn't even be in the country. He should be deported, before he carries out his own jihad mass murder attack. Hisham-I.-Ahmed "ISIS-loving cabbie shouldn't lose license for bomb threat, judge says," by Nolan Hicks, New York Post, March 22, 2016: A taxi driver accused of telling a passenger he had a bomb in his car, was thinking of joining ISIS and could have "done a better job" than the Paris terrorists, should be suspended for six months and fined $1,150,...
  • Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert

    01/24/2016 10:02:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 24, 2016
    Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert NEWS Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert Turkish Airlines The Turkish Airlines flight is being kept at a distance as investigators search the plane. KTRK Updated 1 hr 54 mins ago A flight which departed from Houston to Istanbul has been diverted to Ireland after a bomb alert. Turkish Airlines says Flight 34 was diverted to Shannon Airport after a handwritten threat was discovered upon the plane as it cross the Atlantic Ocean. The airline says an investigation is underway on board that Boeing...
  • BREAKING: America's Second-Largest School District Sends Home 640,000 Students Over Terror Threat

    12/15/2015 7:09:13 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 456 replies
    On Tuesday, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that all schools would be shut down today due to an unspecified terror threat. According to ABC News, that threat also carries “unknown credibility.” Bus drivers say they have been returned to their bus depots. LAUSD is the nation’s second-largest school district, with 640,000 students and 900 schools; children range from kindergarten to 12th grade.
  • Long Island woman called in a fake bomb threat so that NYPD would come help her find stolen purse

    11/20/2015 6:16:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Shayna Jacobs
    <p>The Long Island woman whose fake bomb threat prompted a major police response in the Meatpacking District was also incredibly rude to those who responded to her trick, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.</p>
  • Police evacuate Wisconsin Capitol after bomb threat

    07/09/2015 12:35:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | July 8, 2015
    Police have evacuated the Wisconsin Capitol building in the wake of a bomb threat. Officers began evacuating the building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday as legislators were in the midst of debating the state budget in the Assembly chambers. …
  • TSA hearing interrupted by bomb threat

    06/09/2015 12:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/15 02:32 PM EDT | Keith Laing
    A Senate hearing about the Transportation Security Administration’s recent failure to identify prohibited weapons in security tests at airports across the country was interrupted on Tuesday by a bomb threat. Lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee were getting their first chance to question officials about the findings of the TSA report, documented a series of undercover sting operations in which agents tried to pass through security with prohibited items; much of its findings remain classified. The panel’s chairman interrupted testimony to announce the floor of the Senate Dirksen Office Building where the TSA hearing was being held in was...
  • Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

    05/25/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    A.B.C. ^ | MEGHAN KENEALLY and JOSH MARGOLIN
    At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. JFK Airport: An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The FBI said the plane has since been checked and cleared with "no incidents or hazards reported on board the flight by either the passengers or its crew."