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13 Dec 2018 | 08:21 PM UTC

US: Bomb threats reported nationwide December 13

United States of America News Alert

Dozens of bomb threats reported across the US on December 13; NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau claims threats are not considered credible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/13/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

Event

Dozens of bomb threats have been reported at various locations across the US on Thursday, December 13. The threats have reportedly targeted government buildings, news outlets, banks, and libraries, among other businesses, according to local police departments and media. The New York Police Department (NYPD) Counterterrorism Bureau chief has claimed that the threats were not considered credible as of Thursday morning (local time). Nonetheless, a heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around threatened sites over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report all suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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