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April 21, 1989 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
For producer Behrooz Afrakhan, a 27-year-old Iranian-born graduate of Agoura High School, his adopted American Dream was to have been realized this week with the world premiere of his first film at the Century City Cineplex Odeon. It was there that "Veiled Threat," a low-budget thriller based on the real-life murder of an Iranian journalist living in Orange County, was to have been shown as a featured selection of the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A campus lockdown at San Clemente High School has been lifted after authorities searched the school early Thursday after a threat was posted on a social media app. The bomb threat was posted on Yik Yak, a social media site on which users can post anonymous comments. The campus was placed on lockdown shortly after the 9 a.m. posting and was lifted at 1 p.m. Students and staff were told to shelter in place while a sweep of the campus was conducted, said Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A 59-year-old man serving a federal prison sentence in Arizona for making bomb threats to Disneyland faces multiple counts of sexual assault involving two Orange County women he met through Pennysaver ads in the 1980s. James Michael Camp, 59, of Anaheim, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of residential burglary, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation, one count of grand theft and one count of robbery with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security warned airlines Wednesday to watch for explosives hidden in the shoes of passengers flying into the United States from overseas, officials said. The alert was based on new intelligence indicating that a shoe bomb may be used to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner, said two law enforcement officials who described the bulletin on the condition of anonymity. Officials said the threat was not specific to a particular airline, flight, country or time.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2012 | By Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Bomb threats forced tens of thousands of people to flee college campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday, and campus safety experts were continuing to investigate the threats -- both of which proved false -- throughout the day. The Federal Bureau of Investigation saw the threats as “largely local matters,” special agent Jason Pack said in a telephone interview from Washington. “There's nothing we know that links the threats to something else.” The Austin campus of the University of Texas was shut for hours, as was the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the state capitol complex Friday because of two telephoned bomb threats, officials said.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Anyone want to peek at Steve Jobs' FBI file? Yes, please! On Thursday the FBI released a 191-page file that the agency compiled on Jobs in 1991. It contains multiple confirmations of Jobs' dabblings in marijuana and LSD, as well as some notes on a bomb threat he received in 1985. But the juicy stuff is in pages and pages of notes of interviews the FBI conducted with Jobs' friends, ex-friends, neighbors, employees and colleagues, one of whom described the computer industry icon as "willing to twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By John Adams
As the Angels hitters crushed home run after home run off Tigers' pitching Tuesday, Detroit police scoured Comerica Park for an explosive device after receiving an anonymous threat. The nearly 34,000 fans sat and watched the Angels overpower the Tigers , 13-0. All the while, police and Tigers security personnel were conducting a three-hour search throughout the stadium. Police said the call came in at 8 p.m. EDT, nearly an hour after the game had begun, but would not discuss why there was no announcement made to fans or players during the game and why no evacuation attempt was made.
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December 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Bomb threats prompted police to evacuate the state's 45 courthouses Friday, abruptly interrupting trials and sending judges, lawyers and people with routine court business into the streets. A caller said bombs would go off at 2 p.m. The buildings were searched with dogs and no explosives were found. Public Safety Commissioner Leonard Boyle said there were five threats that were not directed against specific courthouses.
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December 18, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
Two days after a bomb threat shut down the Harvard campus during the intense final exam period, the student allegedly responsible for making the threats will appear in a Boston court. Eldo Kim, 20, who was named in a criminal complaint, confessed to the bomb threats late Monday, according to an affidavit submitted by FBI Special Agent Thomas M. Dalton, who is investigating the case. According to the affidavit, Kim sent emails Monday morning to the Harvard University Police Department, two Harvard officials, and the president of the Harvard Crimson with the subject "bombs placed around campus.
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December 18, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
Two days after a bomb threat shut down the Harvard campus during the intense final exam period, the student allegedly responsible for making the threats will appear in a Boston court. Eldo Kim, 20, who was named in a criminal complaint, confessed to the bomb threats late Monday, according to an affidavit submitted by FBI Special Agent Thomas M. Dalton, who is investigating the case. According to the affidavit, Kim sent emails Monday morning to the Harvard University Police Department, two Harvard officials, and the president of the Harvard Crimson with the subject "bombs placed around campus.
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December 16, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
Following a report of explosives in four Harvard University buildings that led to evacuations during finals, university police late Monday morning messaged students that they have "no reason to believe there is a threat" on campus. "Access to Harvard Yard has been restricted to Yard residents with Harvard IDs. As of the writing of this message the report remains unconfirmed and the HUPD has no reason to believe there is a threat to any other site on campus,” Harvard police said in the message to students.  Much of Harvard Yard had been evacuated and exams at the university were canceled Monday morning after the report of explosives in the four buildings at locations throughout the campus.  Massachusetts State Police officials said a bomb squad and K-9 unit were sent to the scene, and searched through the four buildings: the Science Center, and Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls.  Student George Doran said a supervisor was reading exam instructions to his constitutional law class in the Science Center when alarms went off about two minutes after 9 a.m. He said students filed out and were directed to Annenberg Hall, the freshman dining room, where they were informed by email and text that there was a bomb threat on campus.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods' half brother has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly making a bomb threat at the government building where he works. Earl Dennison Woods Jr., 58, was booked on suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others after calling in the threat Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press. More than 100 of Woods' co-workers at the Department of Economic Security were evacuated at the time of the call. A reportedly apologetic Woods told police that the threat was meant as a joke and that he did not expect anyone to take it seriously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
This post has been updated. See below for details. The studios of KNBC in Burbank were evacuated Wednesday evening after a bomb threat, station officials said. The station reported the threat on Twitter shortly after 7 p.m. The threat "is being looked into by Burbank police," the station said. "Our news desk will be temporarily unavailable. " The studio is at 3000 W. Alameda Ave. No other details were immediately available. [Updated 7:43 p.m. Nov. 13: The incident was cleared and the studio was resuming normal operations, the station said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A onetime Orange County resident -- who, for the last 30 years, had been serving prison terms out of state -- has been sentenced to six years and eight months in state prison for cases from the early 1980s in which he sexually assaulted, raped and robbed two women he met through advertisements for apartment rentals and selling furniture, prosecutors said. James Michael Camp was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty earlier this month to two felony counts of rape by force or violence and one felony count of grand theft, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
No bombs, so life will go on. Again. As it does. Princeton University exhaled after police determined that a vague phone threat made to multiple buildings on the campus turned out to be an apparent hoax. But before the campus could relax, the people filed out. Sniffer dogs filed in. Then the threat disappeared. Life carried on. As far as tradition goes, bomb threats are like the campaign promises of the crime world: Often cliche; regularly untrue; but never, ever ignorable.
NEWS
February 9, 1990 | Reuters
A bomb threat forced a Singapore Airlines 747 jet with 299 people en route from Singapore to Tokyo and Los Angeles to land in Hong Kong on Thursday, an airline spokeswoman said. The search turned up nothing, and the plane left 3 1/2 hours later for Tokyo.
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Princeton University was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat to "multiple, unspecified buildings on campus," officials said. No further information was available about the threat, which created a logjam of traffic leaving the Ivy League university in Princeton, N.J. "Faculty and staff are directed to go home or assemble at evacuation sites as instructed, and students are directed to go into the town of Princeton, where the Nassau Inn,...
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