‘Threateners’ Declare Bomb-Threat Campaign in Pittburgh Has Ceased


A group calling itself “The Threateners” has declared an end to what it claims is its emailed bomb-threat campaign against the University of Pittsburgh because Pitt officials have met its demand: withdrawal of the university’s promised reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the bomb threats, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The university authorities at Pitt have withdrawn the $50,000 reward they offered, and, as our only demand has been met, our campaign is over with immediate effect,” according to an emailed statement.

The series of more than 100 bomb threats since March 30 has disrupted life on the campus. A Cambria County transgender couple, Seamus Johnston, 22, and Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56, have been under investigation in connection with the threats. On Wednesday, FBI agents served the couple with a search warrant and seized a personal computer, laptop, cell phone, computer router and some CDs from their apartment.

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