Tag: bomb threat

Police Respond to Bomb Threat

Alton (KFXV) — In Hidalgo county, Palmview police responded to reports of a bomb threat this afternoon. According to authorities, the incident occurred around 4 this afternoon in Alton, near the intersection of 5 Mile Line and Glasscock at a cellular phone store. Officials cordoned off the area while a bomb squad investigated. EMS personnel did respond to the scene, but officials have not released any information as to whether there were any injuries or...

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Produce Warehouse receives Bomb Threat

Weslaco (KFXV) – A produce a warehouse in Weslaco received an electronic bomb threat early this morning the message read explosive devices have been installed in the building and they were demanding a $25,000 transfer before May 31st. Tex Mex Sales located east of Iowa and railroad evacuated more than 100 employees out of their four buildings. Weslaco Police Officer searched the company for explosive devices and after clearing the area, employees returned to work almost two hours later. The company will be under surveillance for the next couple of...

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Tense Moments After Bomb Threat Aboard Valley Metro Bus

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Reports of a threat in Port Isabel causes fear and confusion among some of its residents. It also prompted temporary closure of it main highway and surrounding businesses. Port Isabel police arrested 54-year-old, Angel Gomez after making a false bomb threat on board a Valley Metro Bus. Police say the caller reported that one of the passengers claimed he had a bomb in his backpack. Officers arrived at the bus stop near the intersection at Highways 100 and 48 just as the bus was nearing this location on its way back from South Padre Island.The...

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County Courthouse Bomb Threat leads to evacuation

Authorities investigate a phone call that led to the evacuation of the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Hundreds were evacuated from the courthouse. Some say they feared for their life and not knowing what to expect. Authorities say they received a call around 9 this morning. They say the person who made the call warned them about three packages that have been delivered to the courthouse. “They said the bomb on that was going to go off any time between when the caller was calling in and 10 this morning” – Julia Sullivan Courthouse, the elections department, and the Commissioner’s Court...

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Hidalgo Courthouse Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Edinburg (KFXV) — Residents had to be evacuated due to a false bomb threat in two of the Hidalgo County buildings. The authorities mentioned that two suspects were interrogated for causing panic inside of the court building . Authorities mention that in case of an emergency it is very important to follow the right procedures, try to stay calm following the safety protocol in these kind of...

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