On Wednesday, state capitol facilities in at least six states were evacuated in response to bomb threats.
The threat, according to a Kentucky secretary of state spokesperson, was contained in "a mass email sent to several" state agencies across the United States.
The email, which at least 24 statehouses were copied on and appeared to have caused many to close at the beginning of new legislative sessions, has been reviewed by the sources.
There have been no explosive discoveries thus far, and the FBI is conducting an investigation.
According to the menacing email, "multiple explosives" were "thoroughly concealed" within the statehouses. The explosives are scheduled to detonate "within a few hours." The shipper guarantees that a large number of individuals will perish.
The FBI stated that "no information to indicate a specific and credible threat" and that it was conducting an investigation into the explosives threats. "Because they endanger innocent people, the FBI takes hoax threats extremely seriously," the law enforcement agency stated.
Many state lawmakers returned to their statehouse offices early in or shortly before new legislative sessions, during which the threat was conveyed.
Following the transmission of the threat to the secretary of state's office, Kentucky State Police evacuated the state capitol, according to a post by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear social media
Others were unharmed, he continued, adding that his office is "aware of comparable threats that have been levelled against offices throughout the nation."
In less than three hours, the police evacuated the structure and declared it secure for personnel to reenter. On Tuesday, Kentucky legislators commenced their sixty-day legislative session.
A spokesman for Georgia's secretary of state, Gabriel Sterling, wrote on X that he was cognizant of the threats made against statehouses throughout the United States. "Be cautious about hastily attributing responsibility," he advised.
"Agents of chaos will foment discord in the year 2024." They are seeking to heighten tensions. "Refrain from allowing them to," Mr. Sterling continued.
The Associated Press reports that additional states, including Missouri, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Maryland, received threats on Wednesday but did not observe a state of lockdown. However, these are not the only hazards that the American public has faced in recent times.
Several officials were subjected to so-called "swatting" calls at their residences during the holiday season. Prank calls to emergency services simulate critical situations, such as active shooter incidents or hostage situations, in order to compel the deployment of a SWAT team.
Just before the holiday season, there were obstructions placed on calls that were made to members of Congress. Some of the most recent targets have included the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, as well as the billionaire George Soros.
The day after Shenna Bellows, the Secretary of State for Maine, issued her decision that Donald Trump does not meet the requirements to be listed on the ballot for the state's election, she was the target of a swatting incident.
The penalties for producing this kind of disturbance have recently been increased in a number of jurisdictions, and legislators in a number of states are considering introducing penalties that are comparable to those that have been increased.