Oct 31, 2016

NGO that runs 'comfort women' museum receives bomb threat

A nonprofit organization that runs the Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace received a bomb threat earlier this month, it said on its website Sunday. The museum, in Shinjuku Ward, displays material on the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for those who were forced ...

LAX SWAT team boards packed jet from Houston

May 25, 2016

LAX SWAT team boards packed jet from Houston

A SWAT team with guns drawn searched a jet packed with passengers at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday after authorities received a threat about the flight from Houston, officials said. The search, which was aired live on local television stations, was one of ...

Trump rally bomb threat tweet draws charges for Connecticut man, 20

Apr 25, 2016

Trump rally bomb threat tweet draws charges for Connecticut man, 20

A 20-year-old man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally in Connecticut on Saturday. Connecticut State Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, ...

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 ...