State: New Hampshire Walmart Bomb Threats Are Fake
🔴 The threats made Tuesday and Wednesday are believed to be fake, but are being taken seriously
🔴 Walmart has 26 locations in New Hampshire, including six in the Seacoast region
🔴 Stores around the country are also getting threats
Bomb threats made against Walmart stores in New Hampshire Tuesday and Wednesday are believed to be hoaxes, according to the state Department of Safety.
Several state agencies are assisting local law enforcement with responses and investigations into the origin of the threats.
"At this time, these reports are believed to be a hoax. However, all threats will be taken seriously until such time as their validity is determined. Everyone is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency or 9-1-1," the department said in a statement.
Kristen M. Setera, spokeswoman for the FBI's Boston office, told Seacoast Current they are aware of threats and are ready to provide assistance.
"As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately," Setera said.
There are 26 Walmart locations in New Hampshire, including Epping, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rochester, Seabrook, and Somersworth in the Seacoast region.
The Department of Safety did not disclose the locations of the New Hampshire threats, but said Walmarts around the country were also involved.
Patch reported responses to threats at stores in Amherst and Concord. Claremont Police reported a threat Tuesday afternoon.
Threats were made to 10 New Hampshire schools on December. 8 and 10 Maine schools on November. 16. The source of the threats remains under investigation by the FBI.
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