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Multiple Bomb Threats Made to Manitoba Businesses

December 13, 2018 3:03 PM | News

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Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP say a number of bomb threats have been made via email to various local businesses in the city and province.

Police officers are attending each location and necessary precautions are being taken.

“The WPS is taking these threats seriously, however, none of [the] threats have been substantiated,” police said in a media statement.

RCMP say the email threats are demanding a Bitcoin payment, which Mounties say to ignore.

Police say they are aware of similar threats being made throughout the country and the United States.

Earlier on Thursday, CNN reported bomb threats had been emailed to locations in San Francisco, to the University of Washington in Seattle, and at Penn State University in Pennsylvania.

Back on this side of the border, bomb threats were sent to car dealerships in Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops. Additional threats were also reported in Alberta, where two armoured guards were injured in an explosion at an Edmonton Scotiabank early Thursday.