Police in Connecticut respond to multiple bomb threats

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BRIDGEPORT -

Multiple police departments in Connecticut say they dealt with bomb threats sent via email Thursday.

Organizations, schools and businesses in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Danbury and Newtown were among the towns that received the email trying to extort money in the from of bitcoin.

Bridgeport police responded to Horace Street around 2 p.m. Thursday after the anonymous email was received saying a bomb was in the building.

The sender demanded $20,000 in bitcoin, otherwise a device would explode.

Police blocked off the road and brought in K-9 units to search the building. Following the search, police say the threats were a hoax and gave the all-clear.

Fairfield police say they responded to a similar call from the Fairfield County Club. The building and its parking lot were evacuated as police performed a sweep for explosives and deemed the scene clear.

Similar threats have been dealt with at various places nationwide.

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