Investigators: Tuesday bomb threat one of four across state

Authorities say the bomb threat received at the Kirksville Area Technical Center Tuesday was one of four across the state (Ashley Hoak/KTVO)

Investigators say the bomb threat made in Kirksville Tuesday was one of at least four across the state.

Police shut down the Kirksville Area Technical Center after one such threat was found in a printer there Tuesday morning, and the Edina Sentinel reports a similar letter was found at The Blessing Center nursing home in Edina as well. Edina Police Officer David Fagin told the Sentinel those threats were two of four similar ones received in the Show-Me-State Tuesday.

In Edina, the threat indicated bombs had been placed inside and around the adult care facility with enough explosives to take out a city block. The fax ordered the receiver to send a sum of money via Western Union to an individual in Chicago using a password, and to not call police.

Describing the threats as a “scam,” Fagin told the Sentinel the investigation has been handed over to the highway patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. Kirksville Superintendent Damon Kizzire told KTVO Tuesday that similar threats were made in other states, and could end up in the hands of the FBI.

The technical center reopened to the public Wednesday.

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