Bomb threats are being reported across Canada as well as in the U.S., however police are saying that the threats are not believed to be credible
Several police agencies have reported this morning that they are responding to multiple bomb threats made to businesses, schools, and more.
Several police departments have said that bitcoin was demanded as payment in the threats.
The Penticton RCMP responded to bomb threats at three major car dealerships this morning. The Calgary Police also reported that several bomb threats were made across the city.
Bomb threats being received by the Honda, Hyundai and Skaha Ford dealerships. Police are actively blocking off the 500 block of Duncan Ave W, and evacuated all neighbouring businesses. Public advised to find alternative routes until deemed safe.— PentictonRCMP (@PentictonRCMP) December 13, 2018
“We don’t have any reason to believe they are credible,” the Calgary Police said. “However out of an abundance of caution we are treating each as if it is real.”
“We are also aware of similar events occurring across the continent.”
We are currently responding to multiple bomb threats across #YYC. At this time we don't have any reason to believe they are credible. However, out of an abundance of caution we are treating each as if it is real. We are also aware of similar events occurring across the continent.— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) December 13, 2018
BOMB THREAT:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) December 13, 2018
King Subway Station
-A threat has been received
-Police are investigating
-King Subway Station has been evacuated
*Anyone with info that may assist in this investigation is asked to call police*#GO2285161
The New York Police Department advised of an email being circulated containing a bomb threat asking for bitcoin payment. They said that while the email was sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and no devices have been found.
Please be advised - there is an email being circulated containing a bomb threat asking for bitcoin payment. While this email has been sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and NO DEVICES have been found. pic.twitter.com/7omOs13Z7Q— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 13, 2018
The FBI has also stated that they are aware of bomb threats made across the United States.
“We remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance,” they said. “As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to the public.”