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
Lexington Fire officials tell me they are responding to four emailed bomb threats at various places including Triple A in Hamburg. Though the threats appear to be scams, they say they're taking threats seriously. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/gVKY7T74YL
— Leigh Searcy (@LSearcLex) December 13, 2018
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.
In Lexington, call 859-258-3600 to report receiving one of the threatening emails, or 911 if you believe to also have suspicious circumstances that necessitates an emergency response. https://t.co/XCljBWibPZ
— Mayor Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) December 13, 2018
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.
Similar to many other communities, multiple bomb threats have been reported throughout Lexington.
Preliminary investigation indicates these are email scams, however we are following up on each incident. All information gathered is being forwarded to the FBI.
— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) December 13, 2018
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.