Several Schools, Businesses Across Connecticut Report Emailed Bomb Threats

Law enforcement authorities across the country have responded to a wave of bomb threats, many of which were sent by email

As law enforcement authorities across the country responded to a wave of bomb threats, many of which are by email, Thursday police were investigating several similar threats in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Police said Thursday that none of the threats have been found to be credible at this point but they remain under investigation.

Police in Suffield and Cromwell are investigating bomb threats emailed to schools, police in Bristol are investigating threats to a senior center and a business, Ridgefield police are investigating emailed bomb threats and Connecticut state police are investigating what they are calling several "suspicious incidents" across the state.

Police in Avon said Friday that they had received two complaints after Apple Health Care on Waterville Road and Farmington Woods Master Association received emailed threats requesting a payment through bitcoin for a bomb not to be detonated. 

State police investigated at a school in Griswold, at the National Shooting Association in Newtown and at a plaza in Seymour.

State police said troopers from Troop E-Montville were sent to Griswold Elementary School on Slater Avenue at 1:10 p.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious incident after school administrators received an email.

As a precaution, the elementary school was evacuated and members of the Emergency Services Unit responded to investigate.

Emergency crews are also responding to the National Shooting Association in Newtown to assist Newtown Police Department and to Seybridge Plaza on New Haven Road in Seymour to assist Seymour Police Department with a similar incident.

Cromwell police said school employees received email bomb threats to each of the four schools at 1:10 p.m. that demanded ransom unless money was paid. Police responded, determined there was no imminent danger to any child or staff member at any of the schools and students returned to class.

Police in Suffield said Suffield Emergency Services responded after a bomb threat was made by email to McAlister Intermediate School and the students and staff were evacuated to the middle school as a precaution. All students and faculty are safe, according to police.

Wesleyan University also received a threat to the Cady Building at 170 Long Lane.

Police in Fairfield responded to the Country Club of Fairfield on Sasco Hill Road for a reported threat. The caller told police an employee received an email threatening to set off a bomb in the building if they did not send $20,000 in Bitcoin currency. Authorities swept the building and no explosive was found.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted that his city was also responding to bomb threats.

"We are investigating bomb threats that are part of a group of nationwide bomb threats. While we don't think there is an issue, we must take each threat seriously," the mayor wrote.

Westport authorities also responded to multiple reports of suspicious emails sent to local businesses. Westport police say the emails, like others, demanded Bitcoin payments from the victims.

Bloomfield police also responded to a threat to Jefferson Radiology and at least one other business. No threat was found and the scenes have been cleared.

State police say the cases appear to be connected to the national trend and that they are working with federal authorities.

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