December 16, 2013 |
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.
December 13, 2013 |
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.
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November 13, 2013 |
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.
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June 27, 2013 |
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.
June 12, 2013 |
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.
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June 11, 2013 |
A 23-year-old Thousand Oaks man has been arrested for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat to a local store, authorities said Tuesday night. Brandon Wimsatt used his phone to call Burlington Coat Factory in Thousand Oaks and say there was a bomb in the store, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities searched the store but found no bomb or suspicious device. Investigators allegedly traced the call, made last month, to Wimsatt's phone, according to department officials. "Wimsatt took steps to hide his phone number from being discovered," officials said in a statement.