Rash of bomb threats emailed to businesses in Utah, nationwide

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UTAH, Dec. 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A rash of bomb threats have been received Thursday around Utah and across the nation.

According to local dispatchers and various other law enforcement sources, threats have been received in Park City, Cache County, South Salt Lake, Murray, Draper, South Jordan, Dixie State University, and in St. George.

The Park Record was one organization targeted with an emailed threat, and evacuated its building, according to a tweet from the newspaper.

“Park City Police determined the threat to be a hoax and employees were allowed back into the building,” a tweet from the newspaper said.

Dixie State University tweeted about a threat to its testing center:

“St. George Police & Fire have responded to a bomb threat at the DSU Testing Center, located in North Plaza. The building has been evacuated and everyone is advised to stay clear of the North Plaza area. We will post an update as soon as we have more information.”

A later tweet confirmed an “all clear”:

“A thorough search and investigation has been completed. No bomb found. The North Plaza has been cleared and the building is now open.”

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release saying it had been alerted to an email bomb threat made to a business at the Silver Creek Business Park.

“Deputies responded to the business and are currently investigating the threat,” the SCSO statement says. “There have been no identified devices or confirmed threats at this time.

“There have been many similar reports made in Park City, throughout Utah and across the country. We treat all threats seriously, and will continue to investigate any reports of bomb threats.”

The Daily Herald, in Provo, also reported a threat, and said the emails came from different bitcoin addresses.

NBC News tweeted that the threats are nationwide:

“Dozens of bomb threats being reported at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, schools and other businesses across the US, various local media and police depts. report.”

As of 1:45 p.m., there were no known reports of actual bombs being found in Utah.


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