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Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated

Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands.


Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across U.S., including Spokane

NEW YORK – A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear – but there were …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Another Wednesday, another bomb threat called in to a Washington state office building

For the fifth consecutive Wednesday, a man called in a bomb threat to a Washington state office building. And for the second time since Sept. 26, he targeted the state …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018

Man detained at Coeur d’Alene hotel after claiming he had bomb in his car

Coeur d’Alene police detained a man Monday morning who claimed he had a bomb in his car.


WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm

A former Washington State University student arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats against the campus has pleaded guilty to a felony.


Bomb threat briefly closes Asotin High School

Asotin High School was evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was found scrawled on an area inside the school.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

15,000 Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats

Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person.


Russia condemns bomb hoaxes as ‘telephone terrorism’

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that hundreds of bomb threats made by anonymous telephone callers against major public buildings in Russia this week amount to …


Idaho school board expels student who made bomb threat

An Idaho school board expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Arrest made in WSU bomb threats

Washington State University police have arrested a WSU student for allegedly making repeated bomb threats at Stimson Hall.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Another bomb threat at Washington State University

Stimson Hall on the Washington State University campus in Pullman was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a “specific” threat was received, according to WSU officials.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

Swastikas, bomb threat etched into WSU dorm walls trigger evacuation

Dozens of students were evacuated from Stimson Hall at Washington State University Monday night after students reported vandals had scratched several swastikas and a vague bomb threat onto dorm walls.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Washington State University investigates unsubstantiated bomb threat

A bomb threat was phoned into Washington State University in Pullman late Thursday afternoon, but police do not believe it was credible.


Washington man charged with making bomb threat to casino

A Washington man has been charged with making threats to bomb or injure property at Silver Reef Casino.


Student accused of threatening to bomb Ferris High School

A student was booked into Spokane County’s juvenile jail Thursday after he was accused of threatening in a text to blow up Ferris High School. The student had earlier been …


Police: Jewish center near Seattle evacuated for bomb threat

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Police say a Jewish community center in suburban Seattle was evacuated after a bomb threat. The Seattle Times reports a King County Sheriff’s Office bomb dog …


El Al flight lands safely in Israel after bomb threat

An El Al flight from New York that was escorted by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat landed safely in Israel on Tuesday.


Woman charged with threatening to bomb South Florida mosque

A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.


EgyptAir plane lands in China after bomb threat

An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat resumed its flight and landed in Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series …


Lewiston police investigate series of bomb threats against district schools

Another bomb threat hit a Lewiston school Thursday night, but police were able to clear the structure in time for Friday classes to proceed as normal.


Suspicious package investigated at Fairchild Air Force Base

A suspicious package was found at Fairchild Air Force Base Thursday night, according to base officials. An investigation revealed nothing hazardous.


Threatening robocalls lock down multiple schools

Eight Spokane schools were locked down Wednesday after they received bomb threat robo calls starting around 2:30 p.m.


Shriners Hospital back open after bomb threat

The Spokane Police Department bomb squad is en route to Shriners Hospital for Children to respond to a bomb threat.


Teen arrested for bomb threat at Greenacres Middle School

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat that shut down Greenacres Middle School in Spokane Valley Tuesday.


Central Valley High School cleared, students back in class after bomb threat

Sheriff’s deputies are sweeping Central Valley High School following a bomb threat phoned into the school Wednesday morning.


Rogers student jailed on suspicion of making bomb threat

A student has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat Wednesday at Rogers High School.


Rogers High School evacuated after threat

Students at Rogers High School were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after the third bomb threat in three weeks.


Bomb threat called in to LC high school

Lewis and Clark High School students and staff briefly evacuated the building Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was phoned in, but police found no explosives. The school received the …


Bomb threat evacuates Lewis and Clark, no explosives found

Lewis and Clark High School students and staff briefly evacuated the building Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was phoned in, but police searching the building found no evidence of …