Bomb threats sent across the South Plains, connected nationwide

Bomb threats sent across the South Plains, connected nationwide

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LEVELLAND, Texas -

Law enforcement nationwide have been responding to multiple bomb threats.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Lubbock Police Department received calls from several different businesses referencing a bomb threat made through email. All emails are demanding payments through Bitcoin. LPD currently has officers at each location and has notified the ATF of the calls. A LPD bomb detection K-9 has also assisted with the calls.

The locations that received the email:

Overton Hotel at 2322 Mac Davis Lane
Starquest Substance Abuse Facility at 3315 E. Broadway
Alderson Cadillac at 1210 19th Street
Branchwater Apartments at 5411 4th Street
McPherson Winery at 1615 Texas Avenue
Texas Electronic Supply Corporation at 1203 35th St

First responders evacuated the South Plains Rural Health Services in Levelland after a bomb threat was received.  

"South Plains Rural Health immediately called law enforcement and shortly after that the Levelland Police Department, Hockley County Sheriff's Office, and DPS responded and created a command post, evacuated the facility, and the Lubbock Bomb Squad cleared the facility earlier this afternoon," said Erik Rejino, Levelland's City Manager.

Lovington Police report at least three Lovington institutions were targeted. Threats were made to the Nor-Lea Hospital District, the Lovington School Clinic and a private business located on Commercial Street.

There have also been bomb threats in Plainview including Wayland Baptist University, Sureway Transportation and Garrison Oil. 

Three medical facilities in Lamesa have reported threats and Snyder Hospital.

A copy of the email being sent was released by @DFWscanner:

At this time, no suspicious packages have been located and it appears the email is possibly a scam.

Texas Rangers are now assisting the FBI:

“We are aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety.”

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