Another Day, Another Bomb Threat

A Hannaford supermarket in Maine (I assume that’s a chain) was shut down following a bomb threat and attempted extortion yesterday. A phone-called threat led the manager to lock 50 or 60 people in the store in what we can only presume to be accordance with the caller’s demands.

The caller claimed that a bomb would be detonated unless they wired money. The same thing occurred at a supermarket in Rhode Island on Tuesday where the store ended up sending $10,000. I don’t know enough about wiring money, but can it be done anonymously?

As several commenters mentioned yesterday, it’s not the ones where the bomb threat is made that we have to worry about. Bomb threats are made to get something from the victim (money, PR, escape from final exams, etc.). When bombers really intend to kill someone they don’t bother to call ahead.

~ by Gabriel Malor on August 30, 2007.

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