Multiple State Capitols Evacuated After Bomb Threats

FBI says hoax threats put innocent people at risk.

The state capitol buildings of Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Connecticut, and Michigan, received bomb threats this week, prompting officials to lock down the buildings and evacuate people in them. No dangerous items have been discovered in any of them. 

The threats against the capitols follow other false reports of shootings at the homes of public officials, calls known as “swatting.” Swatting is a hoax call made to emergency services that is intended to bring a swift police response, often involving swat teams. 

The FBI issued a statement saying they had “no information to indicate a specific and credible threat” on the capitols, but that they are working with local, state, and federal law enforcement. They stated, “The FBI takes hoax threats very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for FBI officials as they investigate the bomb hoaxes and false calls to emergency services against public officials.
  • For federal, state, and local public servants who have been swatted.
  • For the safety of innocent citizens and the first responders who act on reported threats.

Sources: The Hill, PBS, Axios

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