Hoax letter comes via fax to Jewish houses of worship, schools in Florida, police say
Letter sent via fax claims to be from terror group Hezbollah, police say
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Several Jewish temples and schools throughout the state have received a faxed threat that makes a bomb threat and requests money as a ransom.
North Miami Beach police said the letters, which come from an untraceable number from overseas, is a hoax.
Police said they brought in Homeland Security and the FBI to investigate, and it was those organizations that determined the fax was a hoax.
The letter says, "Good morning. I’ll be brief. I installed several explosives in the building. If you do not send the amount of $25,000 by May 31st I will blow this whole block. If you contact the police, I’ll know. I also have access to your computers and email addresses. Go to the nearest Western Union agency and send the amount to (redacted address). The passport number (redacted number) It’s a (redacted) passport. The city that money will be withdraw (redacted) USA.
"Do as I say and no one will get hurt. PS: I repeat, if you try to contact police, I will known (sic)."
Sunny Isles and Coral Gables locations have received the faxed letters as well, police said.
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