UK: Fake ‘bomb’ made from shower gel bottle and rubber glove forced a lockdown of HMP Lowdham Grange

A Nottinghamshire jail was placed in lockdown for hours when one of the prisoners placed a hoax improvised bomb in the exercise yard of its segregation unit. Nottingham Crown Court heard how convicted arsonist Mathew Lea left the plastic bottle Read More …

Malicious Actors Threaten U.S. Synagogues, Schools, Hospitals, and Other Institutions With Bomb Threats

FBI, DHS, and NCTC are warning the public of ongoing bomb threats by malicious actors targeting synagogues, Jewish community centers, schools, hospitals, airports, government buildings, and other public institutions in the United States. These actors threaten to detonate supposedly hidden Read More …

Australia: Homemade bomb planted on car at Sydney home flying Palestinian flag

Bomb squad officers have been called to a south Sydney home after an improvised explosive device was planted on the car of its pro-Palestinian residents. The homemade device that appeared to be made of a jerry can with rags stuffed Read More …

Serbian police arrest 4 in connection with false bomb reports

Serbian police arrested at least three people across the country and one in the Czech Republic on Friday in connection with major false bomb reports. The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced early Friday that an extensive international operation was expected Read More …

UK: Businessman found guilty of plotting to plant bombs in London

A businessman with a “deep-seated grudge” against two lawyers at the National Crime Agency has been found guilty of planting two devices resembling bombs at the heart of London’s legal district to intimidate them. Jonathan Nuttall, 50, was convicted at Read More …

UK: Man charged with making explosive substance in south Gloucestershire

A 43-year-old man has been charged with creating a bomb hoax after a police centre and nearby homes were evacuated. Police said the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) was called to Patchway Police Centre shortly after 17.00 BST on Read More …

Plane travelling to UK diverted to Prague after suspected homemade bomb reported on board

A plane travelling into the UK was diverted to an airport in Czech Republic after a suspected improvised explosive device was on board the aircraft. The flight was understood to be travelling from Krakow in Poland, to Bristol in the Read More …

Northern Ireland: Security alert in Derry declared ‘elaborate hoax’

A security alert which led to the evacuation of houses in Derry has been declared an “elaborate hoax” by the PSNI. Last night, a delivery driver was forced at gunpoint to travel to a police station with a “suspicious object” Read More …

North Carolina: Device found uptown ‘intentionally designed’ to look like explosive

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they are investigating after a device that was “intentionally designed” to look like an explosive was found in uptown Charlotte Sunday. Investigators said they rendered it safe. CMPD said it received a call about a suspicious package Read More …