by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/14/18, 11:46 am
A string of emailed bomb threats sent Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses, and government buildings across the United States triggered evacuations and searches, but authorities said they were most likely part of a hoax to extort money. No explosives were found. The emails, sent from a spoofed address, claimed the sender had an associate plant a bomb in the recipient’s building and demanded an online payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin.