Tag: bomb threat

Bomb Threats Tighten Security at Church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since Kaufman County District Attorney, Mike McLelland, and his wife, Cynthia, had been found murdered in their home in Forney, Texas on March 30, 2013, subsequent services, to honor the couple, were handled with the tightest security. Around 6:15 p.m., Thursday evening, April 4th, while ensuring the safety for those who would attend the family […]

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Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against LA Jewish Synagogue

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated two bomb threats near a Jewish synagogue in Koreatown, L.A. early Tuesday morning. At approximately 2 a.m. police received an emergency phone call from an unknown suspect saying a device had been planted on the grounds of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. “Early this morning, we received a bomb threat specific […]

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Man arrested for bomb scare at two of Louisville’s biggest churches

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A bomb scare sent police rushing to secure two of Louisville's largest churches. The police report indicates the suspect targeted Southeast Christian Church in the East End and Lampton Baptist Church in Old Louisville because he was upset with both of them. A random call came in to the Jeffersontown Police […]

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Church evacuated after bomb threat

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Emergency personnel evacuated approximately 30 staff members for a half hour at the First United Methodist Church on Webb Ave. and Braun St. Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was phoned into the church. Dianne Speicher, a staff member of the church, said she answered the phone and a voice said, "There's a bomb in […]

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Suffolk woman charged with threatening to bomb or burn church

| June 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tracy Townsend Anderson, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged with a felony for threatening to bomb or burn her church, according to a police report. Anderson, a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, is accused of threatening to burn down the building with everyone in it, according to a news release by City spokeswoman Debbie George. […]

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DeFuniak man arrested after calling in bomb threat to church

| June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

WALTON COUNTY — A 27-year-old man turned himself in after calling in a bomb threat to St. Margaret's Catholic Church late Sunday evening. Michael Oparka of Agnes Trail in DeFuniak Springs was charged with making a false bomb report. The Walton County Sheriff's Office received a call at 8:41 p.m. from a man who said […]

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Dynamite evacuates Kelso church before Christmas party

| December 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

KELSO, Wash. — Dynamite was found inside a Kelso church and a bomb squad managed to get it out just in time for the annual Christmas party. Pastor Hanna Peterson was cleaning the church when she found a stick of dynamite on a bookcase, according to a report in The Daily News. The pastor speculated […]

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Investigation ongoing into synagogue bomb threats

| August 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

LONG BRANCH — Federal and local authorities are still seeking information about bomb threats that emptied three synagogues in Long Branch and Deal last week. According to the Deal Police Department, on Aug. 4 at approximately 8:10 p.m. an anonymous telephone call was received reporting that bombs were about to explode in three local synagogues, […]

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Are bomb threats a sign of our times?

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Three Monmouth County synagogues that were recently the target of bomb threats offer a glimpse into how fragile the social tensions are today. According to an Asbury Park Press story, the Prosecutors believe the caller had a Middle Eastern accent. Notably, all three target congregations are orthodox. The Synagogue of Deal, at 128 Norwood Ave., […]

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Bomb threat clears South Jersey synagogue

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

LONG BRANCH — Hundreds of people Tuesday night had to clear out of a city synagogue, one of three temples threatened with bombs. Deal police received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from an unidentified caller, who said there were bombs at one Deal temple and two on Park Avenue in the Elberon section of […]

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