Ottawa Police investigates numerous bomb threats swatting e-mails

Posted On Thursday December 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 13, 2018      2:55pm 

(Ottawa) – This afternoon, the Ottawa Police has responded to multiple calls for service (10+) about bomb threats made via e-mail to local business and individuals in the Ottawa/Gatineau area, where the sender is demanding a bit coin payment. 

At this point, all threats have been deemed unfounded.

If you have been the recipient of one of these e-mail threats, please do not respond to the bit coin demand.

We ask that you make a report with the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. 

There is an ongoing investigation into these swatting incidents. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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