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Family's Souvenir Causes Airport Panic

US travelers in Israel had unexploded shell in their luggage

(Newser) - A US family's trip to the Middle East ended in chaos when airport screeners found an unexploded shell they'd found and kept as a souvenir. Reuters reports on the Thursday incident at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, where the family showed up for their trip back to the...

Cops Nab Odd Suspect in NYC Rice Cooker Bomb Scare

Larry Griffin II of West Virginia was found unconscious in the Bronx

(Newser) - A rice cooker bomb scare in New York City has led to the arrest of an unusual suspect. After three such cookers were abandoned Friday in Manhattan, triggering a brief panic, police arrested Larry Griffin II of West Virginia sometime around 1am. They found him unconscious in the Bronx and...

Trump Tweets About CNN at 3:14AM
Trump Tweets
About CNN
at 3:14AM

Trump Tweets About CNN at 3:14AM

Says they unfairly criticize him but can't take it when he fires back

(Newser) - President Trump's disdain for CNN is not bound by business hours: The president dashed off a short tweet criticizing the network at 2:48am Friday, deleted it, then followed up with a more complete one at 3:14am, per ABC News : "Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others,...

Explosive Device Found at NY Home of George Soros

Billionaire is a target of right-wing groups

(Newser) - Police say a suspected letter bomb was found Monday in a mailbox at a New York state home owned by billionaire George Soros—a frequent target of right-wing groups. Officials tell the New York Times that the device was "proactively detonated" by the bomb squad after an employee found...

TSA: Alleged TV Crew Tried to Create 'Mass Panic' at Airport

At least 7 arrested in Newark after being accused of trying to pass fake bomb through security

(Newser) - Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International...

Wife's Attempt to Keep Tabs on Her Man Ends Poorly

Well, that did not go well, did it?

(Newser) - It wasn't a bomb, but a GPS tracker planted by a suspicious wife kind of blew up: A retired military member called police in Leeds, UK, Tuesday when he noticed what he considered to be a "viable device" in his vehicle. Fearing he was a target of terrorists,...

Fake Bomb Forced Air France Jet to Land

Jet makes emergency landing in Kenya after suspicious item found in bathroom

(Newser) - The suspicious device discovered in the bathroom of an Air France flight was a hoax, the CEO of Air France said Sunday. The Boeing 777 was heading to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris from Mauritius when its pilots requested an emergency landing early Sunday at Kenya's coastal city...

Bomb Threat Clears White House Press Room

Evacuation lasted about a half-hour

(Newser) - A strange and scary moment for members of the White House press corps today: Secret Service hustled everybody out of Josh Earnest's live daily briefing this afternoon after someone phoned in a bomb threat, reports CNN . Reporters were allowed back in after the all-clear came about 30 minutes later....

Cops, Bomb Tech Respond to Call, Find 'Banana'

Item in yellow tape was actually a geocache

(Newser) - Emergency personnel and a bomb disposal expert have determined that a suspicious "banana" hanging in a pine tree in Nebraska was really just a harmless geocache. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a utility worker spotted the device wrapped in yellow tape and attached to a wire on Tuesday...

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...

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,...

Man's Prank on Sister Snarls Traffic for Hours

Brother pretends there are explosives in sister's car

(Newser) - A man's prank call to his sister resulted in the closure of an interstate highway in California yesterday. During the afternoon, the man called up his sister anonymously to warn her that there was a bomb in her car, 10News reports. She pulled over on I-15 and called 911,...

Man Arrested in Fla. Airport Bomb Scare

Police disarm 'destructive' device

(Newser) - A 39-year-old Jacksonville man is in custody in connection with the bomb scare that closed Jacksonville International Airport for five hours, jail records show. Zeljko Causevic has been charged with manufacturing, selling, or delivering a mail hoax bomb, and making a false report about a bomb, the Florida Times-Union reports....

Princeton Evacuates Over Bomb Threat

But most students aren't on campus anyway

(Newser) - Princeton University has evacuated, citing "a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings." In a 10:26am post on the school website , the Office of Communications told staffers and students not to "return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise." In follow-up Twitter posts, the...

Grand Central Station Hit By Bomb Scare

Trains skip station during brief investigation

(Newser) - Most New Yorkers were probably at home watching the Oscars, but those out and about might have noticed a hiccup in the MTA last night. Trains started skipping Grand Central Station last night, and the Times Square Shuttle was shut down over a bomb scare, DNAinfo reports. At 9:40,...

Amsterdam Airport Closed by Bomb—From WWII

Schiphol also deals with a false hijacking report

(Newser) - It's been a relatively crazy day at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, which has had to deal with a bomb threat—straight out of World War II—and a hijacking ... that apparently never happened.
  • Terminal C and part of Terminal D were shuttered today after construction workers found something unusual

Bomb Threat Forces NY-Moscow Flight to Land
No Bomb Found After Emergency Landing

No Bomb Found After Emergency Landing

Anonymous call warned of explosives on Aeroflot flight

(Newser) - A bomb threat forced an Aeroflot flight carrying 256 passengers from New York to Moscow to make an emergency landing in Iceland early this morning, reports the BBC , but no bomb was ultimately found aboard the plane. An anonymous call to law enforcement agencies in the US warned that explosives...

British Terror Scare Caused by ... E-Cig

Highway shut down over mystery vapor from bag inside bus

(Newser) - British troops, police, bomb squads, and firefighters rushed to the scene of a feared terrorist attack—only to learn that the culprit was an electronic cigarette. A highway was closed for more than four hours over reports that a Megabus passenger's bag was emitting "vapor," the BBC...

World Financial Center Evacuated for Toy Grenade

Building is across the street from the World Trade Center

(Newser) - The World Financial Center tower was evacuated today, over something that was at least kinda designed to look explosive. A private security guard noticed something that looked suspiciously like a grenade while X-raying a package that had come in by mail, and cleared the entire 44-story building, police tell NBC...

Pitt Hit With 57 Bomb Threats in 2 Months

University implements stringent security measures in response

(Newser) - Visit the University of Pittsburgh today, and you're going to spend a lot of time standing in lines. The school has implemented new regulations requiring every student and staff member to both show ID and have their bags searched before entering any campus building, the New York Times reports....

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