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Caller claimed Al Qaeda link in bomb threat

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DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A man who claimed to be part of an Al-Qaeda splinter group threatened to set off a bomb at a Dover Township business last week, according to police.

Northern York County Regional police said the caller Friday evening claimed the bomb had been planted at a business in the 3100 block of Carlisle Road.

He threatened to detonate the bomb unless prepaid Visa and Mastercard debit cards were activated with a specific sum of money, police said.

Officers arrived at the unnamed business and found the man making the threat was still on the phone with the business manager. The business was evacuated and searched, police said.

A patrol supervisor got on the phone, identified himself to the caller and asked to speak with his supervisor. A second man hung up the phone after a brief conversation with the supervisor, police said.

Investigators said both men spoke with a heavy middle eastern accent.

Police said the FBI has been briefed on the incident and they are working to trace the call.

 

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