According to local media reports quoted by Russian TV (RT) today, after the car explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, the Empire State Building in New York also received a bomb threat.
The New York police have strengthened security measures, and the case is under investigation.
NYPD officers are reportedly investigating a bomb threat against the Empire State Building, a landmark building in New York, Sunday morning.
Police sources told local media PIX11 that someone dialed 911 at 11 a.m. local time and said that a bomb would explode in a skyscraper at noon.
The NYPD’s blasting team reportedly went to the scene.
However, there was no explosion at noon, and a police spokesman told the British Daily Mail that the threat “seems to be unfounded at present”.
Previously, a bomb exploded on Christmas Day in a RV parked in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, injuring three people. Since then, the New York City police have been on high alert. The explosion occurred near an AT&T building.
In a statement issued a few hours later, the NYPD said that counterterrorism officers were deployed to 16 “critical infrastructure departments” in New York.
Before the explosion, surveillance footage captured the countdown audio of the explosion and evacuation notice played on the car, and law enforcement immediately announced that the explosion was “intentional”.
The media claimed the killer had died in the explosion FBI agents declared Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, a “suspect” Saturday and searched his home in Antioch, Tennessee.
It is reported that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Administration of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have been asking locals whether Warner’s motive for this operation may be that he chose to target because of “paranoia about 5G technology”.I