Jun 15, 2015

Nerima Ward ups security amid Monday bomb threat posting

Tokyo’s Nerima Ward office has stepped up security measures in response to a message on an Internet message board threatening to detonate a bomb at the building Monday, but no explosive has been found so far, sources said Sunday. The sources at the ward ...

Jun 12, 2015

Teen held over bomb threat at Okayama high school

A 15-year-old male was arrested Thursday for an alleged bomb threat targeting a high school in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture, that was evacuated earlier this week, police said. The teen is suspected of leaving a handwritten note that said: “A bomb has been planted at ...

Bomb threat clears White House press briefing

Jun 10, 2015

Bomb threat clears White House press briefing

The White House briefing room was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat was called in to police, the Secret Service said. Secret Service officers responsible for presidential security interrupted a live, televised press briefing with White House press secretary Josh Earnest and evacuated ...

Dec 24, 2014

FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday. The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau ...

Jul 17, 2014

Louisiana campus shut down; bomb squad checks suspicious packages

Bomb technicians were working Wednesday to neutralize a suspicious device found in a park near one of Louisiana’s largest universities while authorities investigated a second suspicious package in a nearby parking garage. Residents near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were warned that they ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. asks for more security at some foreign airports

The U.S. is calling for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, as intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Tuesday. American intelligence has picked up indications ...