Police Investigating Over A Dozen Bomb Threats Made Around The Charlotte Region

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Over a dozen bomb threats were sent around the Charlotte area today demanding bitcoin payments.

The threats were sent to several area businesses and high rise buildings, including the Vue, Trademark, and Catalyst apartment communities;

CMPD investigated threats sent to the following 16 locations between 1:37 pm & 3:53 pm this afternoon (the case number follows each location):

225 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
2018-1213-133701
215 North Pine Street
2018-1213-133804
1300 Baxter Street
2018-121-135406
601 East 5th Street
2018-1213-140206
300 South Tryon Street
2018-1213-141003
3314 Rainbow Circle
2018-1213-141300
3110 Cullman Avenue
2018-1213-142401
4428 Taggart Creek Road
2018-1213-142403
1355 Continental Boulevard
2018-1213-143202
10100 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
2018-1213-143606
230 North College Street
2018-1213-144900
2200 Coronation Boulevard
2018-1213-145303
305 Doggett Street
2018-1213-150804
930 Culp Road
2018-1213-151501
3735 Glen Lake Road
2018-1213-151802
13410 South Ridge Road
2018-1213-155301

Threats were also made in York County, Boone, and Raleigh;

Police departments across the country are also reporting similar threats, including the New York City and Oklahoma City.

“At this time, it appears that these threats are meant to cause disruption and/or obtain money,” the New York Police Department commented in a tweet posted this afternoon. “We’ll respond to each call regarding these emails to conduct a search but we wanted to share this information so the credibility of these threats can be assessed as likely NOT CREDIBLE.”

At this point there is no reason to be overly alarmed; if you receive a threat please notify 911 so they can evaluate your situation. The FBI will most likely want a copy of the threatening e-mail to forensically investigate the threat.

We will update this article as new information comes in.

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