Bomb threats likely a scam, police say

As of Friday morning, Eugene and Springfield police say they have not received any additional reports of emailed bomb threats overnight.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 3:10 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 7:49 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- As of Friday morning, Eugene and Springfield police say they have not recieved any additional reports of emailed bomb threats overnight. 

A Junction City business is the latest target in a string of bomb threat emails being received across the country, but Junction City police said they believe the email to be a scam.

As a precaution, Guaranty RV closed all of its business locations and schools were put on lock-out.

Guaranty employees were evacuated and rooms were searched for threats. A University of Oregon explosives detection dog assisted.

Police said the email was received at 10:51 a.m. and officers responded at about 11:40 a.m.

The email demanded a specific amount of money to be delivered by a deadline to prevent bombs from being detonated.

A number of similar emails have been received in the Coburg and Eugene areas, police said, but none are believed to be credible.

Eugene police said the emails that have been reported to them contain demands for Bitcoin and are similar to threats in other U.S. cities. Eugene police said they are taking the threats seriously, even though they appear to be scams.

So far, there are no reports of actual bombs being found. 

If you have any information, contact your local police department.

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