FBI Warns Public to Take Bomb Threats Seriously

FBI Warns Public to Take Bomb Threats Seriously

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Whit Johnson Reporting The FBI is following possible leads overseas into a series of bomb threats that have been made in as many as 12 states, including Utah.

FBI agents held a news conference today in Salt Lake City to educate the public about these threats.

Most of the threats turned out to be a hoax, and authorities were not able to locate any bombs or devices, but they are still warning the public to take all bomb threats seriously.

Some of the threats caused a lot of commotion.

Monday morning, Macey's grocery store in Orem was evacuated and searched twice after a caller claimed there was a bomb in the store and asked for money.

FBI Warns Public to Take Bomb Threats Seriously

On Tuesday, in Hutchinson, Kan., an anonymous caller actually demanded grocery store customers take off their clothes.

That same day in Newport, R.I., Wal-Mart employees wired $10,000 to some sort of bank account.

FBI Warns Public to Take Bomb Threats Seriously

The threats have become an international investigation.

"The main thing I think you have to do is each business has to be aware that these may occur. They should have a plan in place for what their employees should do," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Tim Fuhrman.

The FBI is not releasing much information on the similarities between the threats, and it admits it's possible some of them are not related, but it is not taking the investigation lightly.

Luckily nobody has been hurt as a result of the threats.

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