Agency Receives Bomb Threat

By Ellis Codjoe, December 13, 2018

Authorities were called to 417 North College Street in Agency after the occupants of the building received a bomb threat via email.

Tim Richmond, Wapello County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, told Ottumwa Radio News that there were four individuals in the building when the threat was received and they evacuated the building. Authorities conducted a search but no device was found.

Similar situations unfolded nationwide as threats were received in Iowa, Nebraska, California, New York and more. None of the threats have been proven to be genuine at this time.

Richmond says that the Iowa Division of Investigation will be handling the local hoax in Agency. Despite the fact this threat was not authentic, Richmond stresses, “If you see something, say something. If you received this suspicious email, report it to the local authorities.”

According to multiple reports, this is the email that is being received:

Subject: Do not waste your time

Hello. My man hid an explosive device (Hexogen) in the building where your business is conducted. My mercenary assembled the explosive device according to my guide. It has small dimensions and it is covered up very carefully, it is impossible to damage the building structure by my bomb, but in the case of its detonation there will be many victims.
My recruited person keeps the area under the control. If any unusual behavioror cop is noticed he will power the bomb.
I can call off my man if you make a transfer. 20.000 dollars is the cost for your life and business. Pay it to me in BTC and I warrant that I will withdraw my man and the device won’t detonate. But do not try to cheat- my guarantee will become valid only after 3 confirmations in blockchain network.

My payment details (Bitcoin address): (REMOVED)

You must solve problems with the transaction by the end of the workday, if you are late with the money the device will detonate.
Nothing personal this is just a business, if you don’t transfer me the bitcoins and a bomb explodes, next time other companies will send me more money, because this is not a one-time action.
For my safety, I will no longer log into this email. I check my address every forty min and if I receive the payment I will order my person to get away.

If the explosive device detonates and the authorities see this letter:
We are not terrorists and dont assume any liability for explosions in other places.”


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