September 14, 2012 |
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.
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April 20, 1986 |
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the state capitol complex Friday because of two telephoned bomb threats, officials said.
July 18, 2012 |
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.
February 9, 2012 |
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.
December 3, 2005 |
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 20, 2009 |
The husky-voiced caller warned police that LAX travelers were in grave danger: "There's a bomb. . . . You need to find it or people will die." It was the second such threat directed at Los Angeles International Airport that day -- June 22 -- and the fourth in less than two weeks. Each time, cops, federal agents and bomb-sniffing dogs scoured the terminal. Each time, they came up empty-handed: no suspects, no explosives. In fact, the vast majority of bomb threat cases go unsolved, according to local and federal officials.