Decorah, Iowa – Police in many Iowa cities on Thursday responded to bomb threats that were quickly determined be non-credible. Ames Police Commander Geoff Huff says the robo-emails or calls were mainly received by large shopping centers and businesses – and provided many Iowans with at least a brief scare.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s office tells us a local business received a threat from an email. The threats appear to be a hoax as are similar to ones that have occurred nationwide.
The Chickasaw and Floyd County Sheriff’s department told us yesterday they haven’t received any notifications from local businesses about threats.
The F-B-I is investigating these emails and has established an electronic tip form, tips.fbi.gov.