National bomb threat impacts Farmville

Published 3:36 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

A bomb threat email that appears to be circulating nationwide and in Virginia has been reported within the Town of Farmville, according to a news release from the Farmville Police Department.
The email, according to police, featured the subject line “my device is inside your building.” There have been variations of this subject line, according to police.

A transcript of the email is below:

“Hello.  My mercenary hid a bomb (Tetryl) in the building where your company
is located. My man assembled the bomb according to my instructions. It can be
hidden anywhere because of its small size, it cannot destroy the structure of the
building, but you will get many wounded people if it detonates.
My recruited person keeps the area under the control. If he sees any unusual
behavior or emergency he will blow up the bomb.
I would like to propose you a bargain. 20.000 $ is the value for your life and
business. Pay it to me in BTC (Bitcoin) and I guarantee that I have to withdraw my
recruited person and the device won’t explode. But do not try to fool me- my
guarantee will become actual only after 3 confirmations in blockchain network.
Here is my btc address – 1893DMwnrq9vA6JmQBdyWRKecArDAU
You have to transfer money by the end of the workday. If the workday is over and
people start leaving the building the bomb will detonate.
Nothing personal this is just a business, if I do not see the bitcoins and an
explosive device explodes, other commercial enterprises will pay me more
bitcoins, because this isn’t a one-time action.
For my safety, I will not enter this email account. I check my wallet every twenty
min and if I see the transaction I will order my man to get away.
If a bomb explodes and the authorities read this letter!
We are not a terrorist organization and dont assume any responsibility for
explosions in other buildings.”

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The Herald contacted Detective A.R. Bappert concerning the email. Bappert said he could not release any additional information about the case.
Farmville Police is asking people with any similar information/situations to report it/them to the Farmville Police Department by calling (434) 392-9259.

This is a developing story. Stay with the Herald for updates.