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United Flight Diverted Over Reported Bomb Threat

Bomb threat reportedly written on lavatory mirror

(Newser) - A cross-country United Airlines flight was forced to land in Chicago Wednesday as a result of what local media reports, citing a preliminary police report, called a bomb threat, the AP reports. United said only that flight 1533 from Newark to Los Angeles landed safely at O'Hare Airport as...

On Last Day of Trump's Fraud Trial, a Bomb Threat

Swatting incident at judge's home fails to delay closing arguments

(Newser) - Police responded to a bomb threat at the Long Island home of the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump's civil fraud case on Thursday, hours before closing arguments were to begin. It's unclear if Judge Arthur Engoron was home when a Nassau County bomb squad responded around...

This Isn't the Sort of Notification You Want to See Midflight

Passenger reports getting bomb threat via AirDrop on Frontier flight to Atlanta; plane landed safely

(Newser) - A Frontier Airlines flight from Maryland to Georgia made it safely to the ground after a passenger made a frightening report midair. WSB reports that Flight 1571 departed from Baltimore at around 7:30pm local time on Thursday, but as the plane cruised through the air, a passenger pulled a...

Actual Warning From Oregon State: 'Avoid All Robots'

Threat involving food delivery robots was later determined to be a hoax, company says

(Newser) - Authorities say an Oregon State University student has been arrested in connection with a hoax bomb threat that led to this alert on X from the university Tuesday afternoon: "Bomb Threat in Starship food delivery robots. Do not open robots. Avoid all robots until further notice. Public Safety is...

Mall Evacuated After Suspicious Toilet Found

Note left with painted toilet outside California mall claimed it was a bomb

(Newser) - A person was taken into custody in Glendale, California, on Thursday night after a suspicious toilet triggered an evacuation of the Americana mall. The Glendale Police Department says the toilet, painted with numerous designs and symbols, was left outside the mall's movie theater with a note claiming it was...

Guy Missed Flight, Called in a Bomb Threat: Cops

JetBlue aircraft eventually landed, was evacuated at LAX

(Newser) - Passengers on a flight out of Las Vegas didn't have the most normal of arrivals on Thursday afternoon after touching down at Los Angeles International Airport. A JetBlue plane that landed around 2pm local time was kept isolated on the tarmac for upward of an hour, police and firefighters...

Patti LaBelle Ushered Off Stage After Threat

Milwaukee venue is evacuated, but no explosive device was found

(Newser) - A scary moment in Milwaukee brought an abrupt end to a Patti Labelle concert Saturday night. Security staffers whisked the singer off the stage at Riverside Theater after a bomb threat, reports the New York Post . LaBelle herself was among those confused amid the chaos, calling out, "Wait!"...

Lawmaker Who Clashed With Greene Gets Bomb Threat

Conservative called Scott Wiener a 'communist groomer'

(Newser) - A California state senator who has clashed with conservatives including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Charlie Kirk had his home searched for bombs Tuesday after a threat was sent to the San Francisco Standard and other outlets. The email, which had the subject line "Scott Wiener will die today,...

FBI: 'Bomb' at Northeastern Was a Staffer's Hoax

Jason Duhaime, 45, of Texas has been arrested and charged

(Newser) - Reports that an explosion last month at Northeastern University may have been staged are correct, according to the FBI. NBC News reports the law enforcement agency announced Tuesday that Jason Duhaime of Texas, who claimed he'd been injured in the Sept. 13 incident, has been arrested and charged with...

R. Kelly's Manager Convicted of Phoning in Threat to Theater

Donnell Russell was accused of attempting to protect singer with unusual strategy

(Newser) - Update: Donnell Russell, the manager of convicted singer R. Kelly, was found guilty Friday of making a threat by phone to prevent the showing of a film about his client. A jury convicted Russell of threatening physical harm through interstate communication, the AP reports. He was cleared on a conspiracy...

DC Police Arrest Teen After Threats to Schools

Police say 16-year-old may be responsible for one that forced Doug Emhoff out of a school

(Newser) - Police in DC say they've got their man—or boy—in a series of bomb threats that disrupted classes at several high schools this week. Authorities have charged a 16-year-old with calling in threats to multiple schools in the District, reports DCist . Eight high schools received threats Wednesday afternoon,...

FBI Says HBCU Threat Investigation Is of the 'Highest Priority'

Source says agency has identified six 'tech savvy' juveniles as persons of interest

(Newser) - The FBI says its Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating bomb threats to historically Black colleges and universities as hate crimes—and the matter is of the highest priority. Almost 20 institutions across the country received threats Monday and Tuesday, causing some to lock down their campus. A law enforcement...

Several Black Colleges Receive Bomb Threats
More Than a Dozen HBCUs
Receive Bomb Threats

More Than a Dozen HBCUs Receive Bomb Threats

Black colleges and universities targeted as Black History Month begins

(Newser) - Update: The first day of Black History Month resulted in more threats against historically Black colleges and universities. CNN reports that at least 13 such HCBUs across the US reported bomb threats on Tuesday, including Howard University in DC. Similar threats were reported Monday and last month. Authorities have not...

Woman Allegedly Made Bomb Threats to Get Boyfriend Off Work

Police say Kayla Blake told them she wanted to spend more time with him

(Newser) - A Maine woman who wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend came up with an incredibly stupid plan to get him off work, police say. Kayla Blake, 33, allegedly called in two bomb threats to her beau's workplace, the Portland Press Herald reports. Officials say the threats to...

Cops: After Missing Flight, Woman Made Bomb Threat

Relatives say Marina Verbitsky was worried about her son missing school

(Newser) - Relatives say Chicago woman Marina Verbitsky was worried about her son missing school when she was told she'd missed her flight home from Florida. Her actions at the boarding gate could put her behind bars until after he graduates. Police say the 46-year-old swore at JetBlue employees at Fort...

Woman Gets Jail After 'Twisted' COVID Stunt in Supermarket

Margaret Ann Cirko gets 1 to 2 years for claiming she had virus, coughing on food

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to coughing and spitting on food at a supermarket in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced Tuesday to at least a year in jail, per the AP . Margaret Ann Cirko, 37, pleaded guilty in June to a felony count of making...

Bomb Threat Suspect Tells Judge He's Off His Meds

Mental exam is ordered for Floyd Ray Roseberry

(Newser) - A man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the US Capitol, prompting evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police, told a federal judge Friday he has not taken his "mind medication" and was ordered to undergo a mental competency hearing. Floyd Ray Roseberry appeared...

Details Emerge About Man Arrested in DC Bomb Threat

Wife says he has mental health issues, was upset with results of presidential election

(Newser) - Details are coming out about the man arrested in Washington, DC, Thursday after a bomb threat resulted in a five-hour-long standoff and caused buildings around the US Capitol to be evacuated. Suspect Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina, "was dealing with" some issues, among them the recent deaths...

Man Claiming to Have Bomb Near Capitol Surrenders

Floyd Ray Roseberry is taken into custody after standoff

(Newser) - A man who claimed to have bomb in a pickup truck near the US Capitol has surrendered to law enforcement, ending an hourslong standoff on Thursday, per the AP . The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina, crawled out of the vehicle and...

Lawyer: Passenger 'Said the Magic Words You Do Not Say'

Wegal Rosen, 74, arrested after bomb scare at Fort Lauderdale airport

(Newser) - A Canadian who lives part time in Florida never completed his trip to Ontario over the weekend after an incident that caused chaos at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Per a police report and release cited by the Sun Sentinel , Wegal Rosen, 74, became miffed on Saturday when he was told...

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