News & Observer among places across country to receive threats

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Law enforcement across the country are dealing with threats Thursday made to hotels, media companies and other establishments. 

The News & Observer office at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh received a threat which led to a self evacuation of the building. 

A threatening letter was sent to the paper, police said. 

N&O employees began tweeting about the threat around 1:30 p.m. Raleigh police issued the all clear around 2:45 p.m. 

At 3:30 p.m., the Capital Bank building on Fayetteville Street also received a threat but police gave the all clear shortly after. 

WAVY reports three separate bomb threats were emailed into separate locations in the Virginia Beach area.

The first was at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater around 1:10 p.m., the second at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group on Lynnhaven Parkway around 1:45 p.m. and the third was at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 2:15 p.m.

WBTV in Charlotte said police confirmed they are investigating multiple “unsubstantiated bomb threats” in the area.

San Francisco police tweeted that threats were made to numerous locations across city at 10 a.m. PST. 

“We have received information that several other cities across the United States have received similar threats,” SFPD tweeted. 

At least two places, a Jewish community center and a credit union, were evacuated. 

SFPD said 

In New York, the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau released a statement that read:

“We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide and are not considered credible at this time.”

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops. 

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