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Authorities Respond To Multiple Bomb Threats Across U.S. Including Kentucky

Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 18:27:52-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18/NBC News/WSMV/WTHR)– Multiple bomb threats were sent to locations in the U.S. including Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee Thursday.

Lexington Police and other sources have confirmed with LEX 18 that threats were received at:

  • Dunbar Center, North Upper Street
  • McConnell Springs Park, Rebmann Lane
  • Lexington Catholic High School, Clays Mill Road
  • eCampus, Palumbo Drive
  • Galls, Russell Cave Road
  • AAA, Atkinson Avenue.
  • The Masterson Equestrian Building, Shamrock Lane

Nicholasville Police have confirmed that a threat was received at:

  • Unidentified business on John C. Watts Drive

The threats were emails, demanding the recipients send money/Bitcoin. Police are taking terroristic threatening reports at all those locations.

We’re told that some of the threats are going to spam folders. Police believe the threats are unsubstantiated but are responding to every report to make sure. In Lexington, if you receive a threatening email, call (859) 258-3600.

According to WSMV, Tennessee is experiencing threats in Nashville, Clarksville, and Franklin.

WTHR is reporting that the NBC-affiliate in South Bend, Indiana has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.

WBKO reports that they received a threat via email, but that everyone at the station is okay and the threat does not appear to be credible.

NBC Chicago reports that there were multiple threats in the area, including at Rush Copley Medical Center, but that patient care was not compromised.

NBC Miami is reporting that threats were received at businesses throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach, Florida as well as Orlando.

Police in San Francisco responded to bomb threats throughout the city at numerous locations.

NBC News is reporting that there have been dozens of bomb threats reported at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, schools and other businesses across the United States.