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Desoto House, KCRG Targeted in Nationwide Bomb Hoax

A Galena hotel appears to have been one of the targets in a scheme that used bomb threats to extort money. Across the country, dozens of institutions received emailed threats on Thursday. Authorities say the threats came from an automated message claiming that a bomb had been placed inside the recipient’s building. The only way to stop it from going off would be to pay the sender $20,000 in a cryptocurrency. None of those threats are considered credible, and police warn recipients to not respond to the email. The Desoto House Hotel in Galena received one of the threats, as did our coverage partners, KCRG-TV.

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