There have been multiple reports of emailed bomb threats to businesses, universities, and newspapers across the country.
Officials are investigating, but so far, say the threats have not been credible in Utah.
ABC4 obtained a copy of the email that is being sent to different organizations:
Hello. I write you to inform you that my man has carried the bomb (Hexogen) into the building where your company is conducted. It is constructed under my direction. It is compact and it is hidden very carefully, it is impossible to damage the structure of the building by my bomb, but in the case of its detonation you will get many wounded people.
My recruited person keeps the building under the control. If he sees any unnatural behavior, panic or emergency the bomb will be blown up.
I would like to propose you a transaction. You send me $20’000 in Bitcoin and the device will not detonate, but don’t try to fool me -I assure you that I will call off my mercenary only after 3 confirmations in blockchain.
My payment details (Bitcoin address)- 149oyt2DL52Jgykhg5vh7Jm1QpdpfuyVqd
You must pay me by the end of the working day. If the working day is over and people start leaving the building the bomb will explode.
Nothing personal this is just a business, if you don’t transfer me the money and the bomb explodes, next time other commercial enterprises will send me more bitcoins, because this isnt an isolated incident.
To stay anonimous I will no longer log into this email. I check my address every 25 minutes and after receiving the transaction I will order my person to leave your district.
If an explosion occurred and the authorities see this letter!
We are not a terrorist society and dont take responsibility for explosions in other buildings.
The FBI said in a statement that it was aware of “recent bomb threats made in cities around the country.” The agency is in touch with local law enforcement to provide assistance, it said, asking the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report any suspicious activity.
ABC4 is following the story and will provide updates as they become available.