Bomb threats across the country Thursday included schools, and universities, media outlets and businesses.
In most if not all cases, the threats demand a $20,000 payment in Bit Coin by the end of the day or the bomb explodes. The threat also indicates that this is not a one time action.
Police have been extremely busy around the country including multiple locations at Penn State’s Main Campus. In some cases around nationwide, police were evacuating buildings and shutting down streets. The Tribune Democrat in Johnstown received the email hoax at 1:05. The editor of the newspaper, Chip Minemyer tells WTAJ that police have traced it to a location in Russia.
So far, no credible threats have been reported. This has been identified as a large scale hoax, or automated spam. Multiple news outlets and individuals on twitter have shared the image of the email.
Police are asking everyone who gets a threat to save the email and contact local law enforcement.
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