Acadiana target of nationwide “robo-email bomb threat”


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)-UPDATE: (5 p.m.) All 13 local threats, which included 11 in Lafayette Parish, have been investigated and cleared, authorities said. 

(3:15 p.m.)-Lafayette police have confirmed three additional threats at 410 Kaliste Saloom, 111 Rue Jean Lafitte, 201 S.E. Evangeline Thruway. 

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office also confirmed threat that Stuller at 302 Rue Louis XIV, which has been cleared 

The Carencro Police Department is investigating the email threat 4200 N. University. 

2:10 p.m.: UL’s campus has been cleared. 

The FBI has issued a statement on the rash of bomb threats send via email nationwide:

“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.” 

ORIGINAL STORY: Emails were sent to several locations, including LUS Fiber on Moss Street and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus.

Agencies, businesses and media throughout the country have been targeted by a similar threats sent via email. 

At least four businesses, some in the River Ranch area, have been targeted, Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said. 

A threat was also sent to UL’s campus at 600 McKinley Street.

Holy Ghost Catholic Church Rectory has also received a bomb threat, Opelousas Police confirmed. 

See the story for that threat below:

Ville Platte police are also investigating a threat made to the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court. Both threats have been cleared.

However, Holy Ghost Catholic Church said it plans to cancel meetings schedule this evening at 4 p.m. 

The Baton Rouge Advocate has also reported threats in the Baton Rouge area. Threat have also been reported in Alexandria. 

This is a developing story.

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