Bomb threats to be taken seriously |

Bomb threats to be taken seriously

Some bad actor outside the U.S. borders is finding entertainment in e-mailing bomb threats to Glenwood Springs businesses.

The threats started two months ago, and escalated enough in the past two weeks that Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson called for a widespread e-mail notice to local businesses.

Newspapers take extra caution in reporting on bomb threats. The thinking is that such stories egg on those who get a kick from making threats.

But if Wilson felt compelled to share the warning with the 600-some businesses via e-mail, the rest of the community needed to know as well.

Most bomb threats create pointless disruptions for schools and businesses.

A minute few are for real, but victims who receive threats don’t know which they are dealing with until they’ve searched their premises.

So far, no bombs have exploded in Glenwood Springs. No evidence of bombs has been found. The threats are probably bogus, but in this post-9/11 era, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Wilson advises anyone who gets such a threat to save the e-mail and call police. Every new threat is an added clue for investigators.

Wilson is working with the FBI, the State Department and foreign police in an effort to crack the case. Let’s hope they can blow this bad actor’s cover soon.

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