Police cordoned off several blocks due to a bomb threat reported at the SF Fire Credit Union on Dec. 13, 2018.

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Numerous Bomb Threats Reported In San Francisco And Across The Country

KCBS Radio Midday News
December 13, 2018 - 11:59 am
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There have been numerous bomb threats reported in San Francisco, other parts of the Bay Area and across the country on Thursday. 

Some authorities across the country have said that the threats were part of a hoax and no explosives were found. 

"SFPD is responding to each location," the San Francisco Police Department said on Twitter. "We have received information that several other cities across the United States have received similar threats."

Police in New York said they're aware of email threats being circulated to financial institutions, demanding payment via bitcoin. The New York Police Department has determined that the threats are "not credible," and were intended to "cause disruption and/or obtain money."

The Jewish Community Center on California Street near the Presidio were evacuated. The organization tweeted they were told by police to close the center because of a bomb threat to the nearby SF Fire Credit Union.

"This is not a threat directed towards the JCCSF," the group said. The building has been reopened

A witness who said she was working out in the JCC's gym told KCBS Radio that she saw "the block cordoned off and helicopters in the sky," but also that "it's calmed down since."

Threats have been reported to San Jose police too.

"Various businesses throughout the city have received a threat similar to what other cities are receiving," a spokeswoman said to KCBS Radio by email.