Police investigate bomb threat in York County

2013-09-23T16:45:00Z Police investigate bomb threat in York CountyThe Sentinel The Sentinel
September 23, 2013 4:45 pm  • 

DOVER TWP. — A business was evacuated after a bomb threat in Dover Township Friday, Sept. 20.

Northern York County Regional Police said they responded to a bomb threat at a business in the 3100 block of Carlisle Road at 5:31 p.m. Friday. Police say the person making the threat was still on the phone with the business manager when police arrived. The business, which police did not name, was evacuated and searched by police.

Police say the person on the phone had a strong Middle Eastern accent and said his group was a splinter group of Al-Qaeda and that a bomb was planted in the business. The caller demanded that Green Dot prepaid Visa and Mastercard debit cards be activated with a specific sum of money or he would detonate the bomb.

A police patrol supervisor got on the phone with the caller, identified himself and asked for the caller’s supervisor. Another man with a Middle Eastern accent came on the line and hung up the pone after a brief conversation with the police supervisor, police said.

Police are working on tracing the call, and the FBI was briefed on the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 292-3647.

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