Dozens of Email Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuations Across the US Threats were received in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Miami, Washington, DC and other locations. The email demanded a transfer of $20,000 in bitcoin to a specified account. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that they were assisting law enforcement. Some law enforcement agencies posted the email on their social media accounts. Cedar Rapids Police Department, via Twitter The threats were received by universities, media companies and courthouses. The email was also sent to businesses in Canada.