Omaha Police say they are working with federal authorities after a a string of e-mailed bomb threats was received at various locations, including businesses and schools.
"Our department is investigating the threats," according to a statement from Omaha Police. Officers are responding to the calls and have not located anything suspicious.
"If you received the email and feel that you are in danger, call 911 and our officers will check your business or residence."
These threats have also been received around the state, including Lincoln, McCook, Peru, Fremont, Falls City and Dewitt. None of those threats are deemed to be credible. The e-mails apparently demanded bitcoin payments.
Here is a list of the metro locations that received the bomb threats deemed to be a nationwide hoax:
- St John Paul II - 1221 S. 71st. (UNO dorm)
- First Tier bank - 10655 Bedford Ave
- Keystone properties - 11606 Nicholas St.
- Certified Transmission - 1801 S. 54th St.
- St Vincent Depaul school - 14430 W. Maple Rd.
- Boys Town Hospital - 555 N. 30th St.
- Central Park Plaza - 222 S. 15th St.
- Green Plains, Inc - 1811 Aksarben Dr.
- Vetter health services - 20220 Harney St.
- Title Boxing - 3525 N. 147 Ave.
The Nebraska Information Analysis Center led by NSP, has been in contact with the FBI as well as law enforcement agencies in numerous other states since the first reports of bomb threats in the region.