UPDATE: FBI Investigating nationwide bomb threats including several in Midlands

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The FBI is looking into a series of bomb threats nationwide and some of them are right here in the Midlands. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released this message via twitter just a short time ago about their ongoing investigation.

The Columbia Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and Lexington Sheriff’s Department spent a good portion of Thursday night looking into more than a dozen bomb threats that were emailed to authorities. So far, none of the incidents proved credible but all law enforcement agencies we spoke with say they’re taking the threat “seriously.”

Columbia police confirm  K-9 was being used to sweep locations at 1530 Richland Street, 1812 Assembly street, and 1812 Lincoln Street, the Township Auditorium on Taylor Street another bomb threat at 1612 Marion Street where no  hazardous materials have been found and at this point.

 

The Lexington Sheriff’s department has also now confirmed at least two reported bomb threats, but say they have cleared the scene and found no threats at the unspecified locations.

Stay with ABC Columbia News for updates on this developing story.

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