LPD: Multiple bomb threats investigated in Lincoln, none deemed credible

Published: Dec. 13, 2018 at 1:43 PM CST
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Multiple Lincoln businesses, as well as many locations across the country, received a likely hoax bomb threat on Thursday afternoon.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Lincoln Police crews have investigated roughly 9 bomb threats at local businesses and schools, according to LPD.

Lincoln bomb technicians with the City of Lincoln confirm they've investigated threats at two schools in Lincoln: St. Peter's and Sacred Heart.

10/11 NOW originally reported a threat was received at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, but the school did not receive a threat.

A threat was received at the 1011 News building.

LPD said the threats were duplicated and were exactly the same at each location. Police said whether they are exactly the same as other threats around the country is unknown.

The Kearney police department reported that Kearney radio station KGFW had received a bomb threat as well. Police captain Mike Kirkwood said three officers checked the building and found no bomb.

Similar threats have been reported in multiple states.

No devices have been located, and none of the threats have been deemed credible, according to LPD.

Police are still encouraging businesses to call LPD if they receive a threat in email form.

Information shows the emails likely didn't come from a local source, LPD added.

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