Dozens of bomb threats reported throughout Canada, United States – National


The authorities are investigating a series of bomb threats in Canada and the United States, but so far no police force has claimed that the threats are credible.

Threats have been reported in different parts of Canada, including Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Penticton, Vernon, Toronto, Kamloops and Winnipeg.

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Police departments in several Canadian and US cities have stated on Twitter that threats include a bitcoin currency payment request. Several police services have warned members of the public not to offer these payments.

In Toronto, police reported that there was a threat to the King subway station, and had been evacuated. Since then the station has been canceled.

The Calgary police received multiple threats on Thursday afternoon, but said they did not believe anyone was credible.

In Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops, RCMP said bomb threats were sent to car dealers. The police said they believed the threats were groundless.

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In Ottawa, a member of the Parliamentary Protection Service told Global News that he constantly monitors "threats on the domestic and foreign markets", but was unable to comment on the specifications when asked if they were received threats.

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"The parliamentary protection service continually monitors threats nationally and internationally and we adapt our position on security to Parliament Hill and the parliamentary district accordingly," reads a statement.

The national division of the RCMP has not yet issued a threat statement.

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Threats in the United States

South of the border, the forces of the order rejected the threats, saying that they were destined to cause inconvenience and force recipients to send money and were not considered credible.

Some emails had the subject line: "Think twice". They were sent from a fake email address. The sender claimed to have had an accomplice who planted a small bomb in the recipient's building and that the only way to prevent him from setting it aside was to make an online payment of $ 20,000 in Bitcoin.

"We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations in the city," he tweeted the New York City Police Department's anti-terrorism unit. "These threats are also reported to other locations nationwide and are NOT considered credible at this time."

The FBI said it is assisting the forces of the order dealing with the threats.

"As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities that could pose a threat to public security," the FBI said in a statement.

Threats hit areas of San Francisco, Penn State University, the University of Washington, among several local companies. Some schools have closed early and others have been evacuated or en masse.

Threats to the bombs also resulted in evacuations in Aurora Town Hall, Illinois, News & Observer offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a suburban Atlanta court.

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This is a developing story and will be updated.

– With files from Reuters and Associated Press

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