False bomb threats go out to local businesses

False bomb threats go out to local businesses

Hoax emails went out nationwide Thursday

A string of fake bomb threats went out to businesses and organizations around the country Thursday, and Juneau businesses were not spared.

At least four local businesses received bomb threats Thursday via email, Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag Campbell said. Via a press release Thursday, police advise that if you get a bomb threat, notify police but “there is no cause for alarm at this time.” People can call JPD at 586-0600.

JPD released the text of one of the emails that went out. The subject line reads, “No need to be heroic.” The body of the email refers to an explosive device called Tetryl that is in the building where the recipient’s company is located. The email refers to the sender’s “mercenary” who is supposedly watching the recipient. The sender then demands payment in Bitcoin.

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