The Penticton RCMP responded to bomb threats at three major vehicle dealerships this morning.
"This is something we are completely prepared for and practice on a regular basis", she said. "To us, that doesn't matter - we will investigate them seriously every time".
Shortly before 1 p.m., the facility reopened, though the Diller preschool remained closed for the day and afterschool programs were cancelled.
The NYPD's counterterrorism department said on Twitter that it was monitoring multiple threats sent to various locations in the city, noting that similar threats had been seen nationwide and are "not considered credible".
The Vermont State Police and local police departments have responded to the locations "by doing what is necessary to make sure no device is going off", Silverman said.
So I actually just got a bomb threat in my work email today ordering me to send the person $20,000 via bitcoin or they will blow up my place of work.
"We have received information that several other cities across the United States have received similar threats", police said.
Institutions across the USA were shut down Thursday due to bomb threats sent in emails.
Adam Silverman, spokesperson for the Vermont State Police said scammers targeted at least 15 locations in Vermont, including a bank, a business in Franklin County and a town office in the Northeast Kingdom. One of the emails wound up in a spam filter, Boise Police Chief William Bones said. "Police say this does not appear to be a legitimate threat, however, an investigation is ongoing". "We remain in touch with our law enforcement partners".
By early Thursday afternoon, authorities were reporting that the bomb threats appear to be a hoax. Near Atlanta, people were ushered out of a courthouse.
Businesses in Stratford, St. Marys and Vanastra have also reported receiving bomb threats.
The university initially notified students, faculty and staff of the threats via its alert system at 2:15 p.m., encouraging everyone to "remain vigilant" while local law enforcement agencies and the FBI investigate.
Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant said investigators so far believe the threats in Montreal, which also came with ransom demands, are hoaxes.
Bomb calls south of the border prompted investigations on college campuses in Washington state and Pennsylvania, and in cities such as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco.
Additional threats were reported in New York City.
The Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office said the caller claimed to have placed explosive devices in the school and to be hiding outside with a gun.
"I write to inform you that my man has carried the bomb (Tetryl) into the building where you business is located", the threat letter reads, continuing "there will be many victims in case of its explosion". But, while Judge Tzvi Gurfinkel acknowledged M.'s medical condition, he concluded that the young man was responsible for his actions and understood the difference between right and wrong.