Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations nationwide, including SF

Bay Area

Authorities are investigating several bomb threats that are being reported at government buildings, banks, libraries, and other businesses across the United States Thursday. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, there were about 20 fake bomb threats received by email across the city. 

Officers responded to each local location. No devices were found. 

The Jewish Community Center in San Francisco at 3200 California Street was among those evacuated due to the situation. 

JCC officials say this is not a threat being directed toward the JCC. 

Employees being evacuated are headed to the public library on Sacramento Street. 

UCSF is also affected. At this time, shuttle service is temporarily unavailable at Laurel Heights, and employees are being asked to move away from the northern side of Laurel Heights (California Street) to relocate to Euclid and Pine Street. 

In the East Bay, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District sent a letter to parents saying they also received email threats. 

In San Jose, the Vista Manor Nursing Center was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. 

Businesses and schools across the U.S. were also being evacuated because of a bomb threats. 

Officials in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Anchorage, Alaska, say businesses received emailed bomb threats that were part of what they believe is a nationwide hoax.

The New York City Police Department said the threats sent Thursday were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and are not considered credible. 

Some of the emails had the subject line: “Think Twice.”

The FBI issued the following statement:



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