FBI involved with Clovis bomb threat investigation
CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) —
The Federal Bureau of Investigations in following the recent bomb threats being made in Clovis.
According to the Eastern New Mexico News, the DBI is "ready to assist local law enforcement as needed."
After two women were shot and killed and four other people were injured during a shooting at a public library on Monday, August, 28, other threats of violence were made across the City.
Just two days after the shooting, multiple false bomb threats were made to businesses in Clovis, prompting the New Mexico State Police to urge Clovis residents to stay sheltered inside their homes.
The following week, Clovis Community College was closed and vacated due to a bomb threat on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Clovis Municipal Schools were also placed on a precautionary lockdown after the threats were made.
Officials have not made any connection between the threats and the shooting.
The ENMN said officials warned it's not easy to trace threatening phone calls. Still, those receiving the calls can take some basic measures in an attempt to apprehend those making the threats, according to FBI Albuquerque Division Media Coordinator Frank Fisher.
Fisher said those receiving a bomb threat should try to do the following:
- Remain calm
- Keep the caller on the line as long as possible
- Write down as much information as you can. This includes the caller ID number, exact wording of threat and type of voice or behavior