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Atlanta police are investigating a wave of emailed bomb threats made throughout the city this afternoon. The threats appear to be part of a nationwide campaign.
“We are aware of emailed bomb threats being made nationwide, police spokeswoman Lisa Bender told Atlanta Loop. “Multiple businesses within our jurisdiction have reported threats to us and we are investigating.
Bender added “We encourage everyone to report suspicious activities and suspicious items to police immediately. At this time, we continue investigating these threats.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports threats were issued at businesses across Atlanta, including on Ponce de Leon Avenue, , Peachtree Road, Huff Road, Euclid Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue.
Threats were also issued Cobb County to the Superior Court, the police headquarters and 911 center as well as two police precincts, according to the AJC.
The FBI is investigating the threats made nationwide, and issued this statement:
“We are aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety.”
Similar threats have been reported in Oklahoma City, New York City, Boston, Orlando Los Angeles and others, according to NBC News.