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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad has been responding to reports of bomb threats that were delivered via email over the past 24 hours. These emails are consistent in tone and content with what is occurring nationally, and threaten to activate an explosive device if the recipient does not immediately pay a ransom through Bitcoin. These threats are not considered to be credible by Homeland Security.
Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington and Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams provide these important points to remember:
For more information, please contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352 or [email protected]