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19-Year-Old Israeli Busted in JCC Bomb Threats

Dual Israeli-American citizen arrested after international investigation

(Newser) - A Jewish teen with American-Israeli citizenship is behind dozens of threats made against Jewish community centers in the US, Israeli police say. The 19-year-old male living in the Ashkelon area of Israel was arrested Thursday after a months-long investigation involving the FBI, Israeli police rep Micky Rosenfeld tells CNN . Police... More »

Ivanka Speaks Out After More Jewish Centers Threatened

'We must protect our houses of worship,' Ivanka says

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League demanded answers from the Trump administration Monday after another wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers across America. The ADL says at least 11 centers were threatened Monday, bringing the total to at least 69 threats in 27 states so far this year, CNN reports. Some 27... More »

Dozens of Jewish Centers Hit by 'Telephone Terrorism'

At least 27 centers across the country evacuated after hoax bomb threats

(Newser) - Jewish centers across America were evacuated Wednesday after what security analysts say was an unprecedented number of threats. The FBI and the Justice Department say they're investigating the bomb threats phoned in to at least 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states, Reuters reports. Wednesday's threats follow a... More »

Bomb Threats Reported at Schools in 18 States

Robocalls believed to be 'swatting' hoaxes

(Newser) - Schools across the nation were hit by a wave of robocall bomb threats Monday, closing buildings and forcing the evacuation of thousands of students, USA Today reports. Elementary, middle, and high schools in at least 18 states were targeted, and security expert Ken Trump says the automated calls seem to... More »

Home of Air Force One Locked Down Over Bomb Threat

A woman was taken into custody at Joint Base Andrews

(Newser) - Joint Base Andrews—perhaps best known as the home of Air Force One—was locked down Thursday evening due to a bomb threat, ABC News reports. Authorities say a woman walked into the Maryland base's visitor center around 5:15pm and claimed to have a bomb strapped to her... More »

College Postpones Finals Over Car Fire, 'Suspicious' Note

Tufts University says note indicated there were bombs in at least 4 buildings

(Newser) - Tufts University students who'd crammed for their last tests of the year found out they got some extra study time after a car fire and bomb threat resulted in the college shuttering multiple buildings and putting off finals Monday morning, the Boston Globe reports. "All morning activities, including... More »

Man in Animal Costume Shot by Police Thought World Was Ending

His father says he believed God spoke to him

(Newser) - The man shot by Baltimore police Thursday while wearing an animal costume and explosive vest made out of candy bars believed the world was ending, the AP reports. Police have identified the man who walked into a TV station and was later shot multiple times after refusing to put his... More »

Bomb Threat Evacuates German Soccer Stadium

Police say there was a plan to detonate explosives inside

(Newser) - A soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands in the German city of Hannover was cancelled Tuesday because of plans to detonate explosives inside the stadium, the AP reports. Local police received a warning about a possible bomb threat shortly before the gates opened. According to the BBC , Hannover Stadium... More »

Cops: Too Busy for Court, Man Fakes Bomb Threat

He reportedly told police he 'had things to do'

(Newser) - A 36-year-old New Jersey man who was too busy for court last week has even less free time now that he's been arrested for allegedly faking a bomb threat at the courthouse, the Times of Trenton reports. According to police, Jermaine McCaine says he didn't want to go... More »

Heidi Klum's Next Topmodel Finale Ruined

German finale canceled over bomb threat that turned out to be nothing

(Newser) - Germany's Next Topmodel was set to choose a winner last night during a live televised finale, but the whole thing had to be canceled after a woman called in a bomb threat to the arena where the show was to be taped. The 8,500 people at the venue... More »

New Social App Triggers 12 Police Investigations

Burnbook members post threats anonymously, police say

(Newser) - Think Facebook gets nasty? Then check out Burnbook, a popular app where users are anonymously posting gossip about colleges and high schools—and creating serious trouble, Vocativ reports. Just this month, Burnbook posts have triggered at least 12 police investigations involving high school students, including alleged gun threats, bomb threats,... More »

Those Secret Service Agents Almost Ran Over 'Bomb'

Last week's crash more troubling than first reported

(Newser) - The Secret Service agents involved in a crash at the White House last week didn't just add another embarrassing gaffe to the agency's loooong list . The stunt disrupted an active bomb investigation, the Washington Post reports. Sources and police documents note the allegedly intoxicated agents, identified by the... More »

2 Flights to Atlanta Hit With 'Credible' Bomb Threats

Planes received escorts, have landed

(Newser) - A pair of Atlanta-bound flights have safely landed after being targeted with what an airport spokesman called "credible" bomb threats, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492, from Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after being escorted by NORAD jets, WSB-TV reports.... More »

FBI Told of ISIS Threat to Bridge Over Mississippi

It's an 'unsubstantiated' threat, but local police have been told to remain vigilant

(Newser) - It's "unsubstantiated" and "anonymous" but the FBI has passed along the threat all the same: Local police in Tennessee and Arkansas have been told of a threat, allegedly made by ISIS, to bomb the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge that traverses the Mississippi River. FOX13 News got its hands on... More »

Key Charge Dropped in Boston Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson no longer faces 20 years in prison

(Newser) - That "performance artist" accused of a bomb hoax at this year's Boston Marathon is off the hook—at least for the heftiest charge he faced. The charge of making a false bomb threat, which could have landed 25-year-old Kevin Edson in prison for 20 years, has been dropped,... More »

Woman's Bomb Threat Meant to Trick Parents: Cops

They say she wanted to hide the fact that she wasn't graduating

(Newser) - A 22-year-old woman is now in big trouble after calling in two bomb threats to Quinnipiac University. And the reason why Danielle Shea says she did it is equally as bizarre: Police say that, though Shea was inside TD Banks Sports Center with the other graduates, clad in cap and... More »

49ers Linebacker Busted in Airport Bomb Threat

Aldon Smith could face year in prison

(Newser) - More legal trouble for the San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith: The linebacker-defensive end was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday for indicating he had a bomb, reports ESPN . Police say Smith became belligerent and uncooperative after being selected for secondary screening and was arrested in the gate area after... More »

Harvard Student Caused Bomb Scare to Dodge Exam

He now has no hope of dodging prison

(Newser) - Calling in a bomb threat is a really, really bad way to try to get out of your final exams, a Harvard student has discovered. The FBI says Eldo Kim, 20, has confessed to sending an email warning of "shrapnel bombs" on campus, forcing the evacuation of four buildings... More »

Harvard Reopens Buildings After Bomb Scare

An email tip apparently triggered evacuations

(Newser) - Harvard University has reopened four buildings on campus after evacuating them this morning due to a bomb scare, the Harvard Crimson reports. Sever Hall, Thayer Hall, and Emerson Hall were all cleared in time for afternoon exams, and Harvard Yard was reopened before 2pm. An email tip prompted the threat,... More »

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger... More »

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