bomb threat


: a message saying that a bomb is located in a particular place
Someone called in a bomb threat, so the building was evacuated.

Examples of bomb threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department have given an all clear at the Louisville Zoo from any threat after zoo officials received a call about a bomb threat. The Courier-Journal, 19 Apr. 2024 Last March, police in Coralville, Iowa, investigated a bomb threat targeting a junior high school. David Ingram, NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 Police searched French Immersion School again Tuesday after an additional bomb threat to the school at at 5:42 a.m. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2024 The Eastern Michigan University campus is clear after police investigated a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 9 Apr. 2024 The team was subject to a bomb threat on the plane during their return trip home from Kansas City following their victory at the NAIA (National Associated of Intercollegiate Athletics) championship game in 1957. Willie James Inman, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 The announcement comes less than two weeks after a separate individual was sentenced to three and a half years for making a bomb threat against Hobbs in 2021. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 Lee Jin-man / AP Authorities investigated a bomb threat against the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, where the Dodgers were playing the San Diego Padres. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2024 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students and staff are returning to their classrooms after the Parkland school was evacuated Wednesday morning following a bomb threat, according to authorities. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Bomb threat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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