LAPD receives bomb threat on LGBT building in Washington DCBreaking News Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
This morning, the LAPD received a call through the 911 system from a caller who stated that he was going to blow up the LGBT building in Washington DC. The call was received shortly after 8:00am Tuesday. LAPD immediately made notifications to law enforcement officials in Washington DC to advise them of the threat.
The LAPD immediately launched an investigation into the threat since it appeared to have been generated from a local pay phone. As of 12:30pm, there has been no additional evidence to validate the threat. The investigation is ongoing and the department will continue to coordinate efforts with counterparts in Washington DC. The LGBT authorities were notified by Washington Metro Police Department and they have taken measures to ensure the safety of their patrons and employees.
Det. Villanueva of LAPD said it is routine for the department to notify any agency, individuals or entities where the threat is located to “ensure public safety.” He said they don’t know yet whether the call was credible or not, nor would he release any more information such as the location of the pay phone from which the call was made.
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