Hoax bomb threats similar to others across US received in Iredell, Charlotte


Pictured above: The Iredell County Government Center in Statesville – WSIC Photo

STATESVILLE, NC (WSIC) – Iredell County’s Government Center in downtown Statesville received a bomb threat similar to those sent to locations across the United States Thursday.

Iredell County Manager Beth Jones described the threat as “the same phishing attempt” sent to other sites. The building was not evacuated, but was checked by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Darren Campbell says bomb sniffing dogs were used to sweep the building.

The FBI said in a statement that it is aware of threats made across the United States and that it remains in contact with law enforcement partners. Members of the public are urged to remain vigilant and to report any threats.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to sixteen bomb threat calls Thursday afternoon. All of the threats were received between 1:37 pm and 3:53 pm. No suspicious packages were located at any of the locations which included the following:

  • 225 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • 215 North Pine Street
  • 1300 Baxter Street
  • 601 East 5th Street
  • 300 South Tryon Street
  • 3314 Rainbow Circle
  • 3110 Cullman Avenue
  • 4428 Taggart Creek Road
  • 1355 Continental Boulevard
  • 10100 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
  • 230 North College Street
  • 2200 Coronation Boulevard
  • 305 Doggett Street
  • 930 Culp Road
  • 3735 Glen Lake Road
  • 13410 South Ridge Road