Several hoax bomb threats sent to businesses and schools nationwide

Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, which they said were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and are not considered credible.
1:00 | 12/14/18

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Wave of fake bomb threats on schools and businesses across the country today the unsubstantiated threats sent in emails demanding ransom or that a bomb would be set off. The NYPD and other agencies quickly determining the threats were not credible they. Believe but they were forced to track down the claims just in case in these cases of course it's an off real alarm. Let's get right to Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas now and here we know federal authorities are now involved in this. Yes they are the FBI investigating this wave of fake bomb threats hunting scenes like this across the country. Dozens of offices and schools evacuated. Hundreds of students seen streaming out of classroom some put on lockdown. Law enforcement officials describing the threats as not credible calling them crew that has at destruction and to extort money. These hostess are very frustrating to law enforcement officials they are. Responsible and they say that they face felony charges and up to five years in prison if they catch the people David. They cause alarm and they take. Time from law enforcement around the country Pierre Thomas our thanks to you.

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