Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Boise area businesses receive bomb threat email; no reason to believe they are credible

Boise Police are aware of at least three recent bomb threats that were emailed to area businesses in the last hour, two of the businesses are in Boise. One of the emails was found in a spam filter.  Police are investigating each of the threats, and at this time have no reason to believe that they are credible.  There is no information to validate the reports and the threats are vague. 

It’s possible additional business will receive the threats in an attempt get Bitcoin or money.  Businesses are reminded that if they receive a threat they should call police and consider the following items. Be prepared to relay the information to law enforcement.

-Take notice of any unusual or suspicious packages or devices at the business.

-Increase vigilance around the business.

-Consider any factors that would increase the likelihood of a legitimate threat being carried out. 

Again, at this point we have not located any information that leads us to believe there is a credible threat to Boise area businesses.