Suspect in custody as cops probe series of bomb threats – DCP Bailey
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A suspect is now in custody as a hospital and a court building were among the latest institutions to be affected by a series of bomb threats, says Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey on Friday.
DCP Bailey confirmed that 71 institutions were impacted between Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 with a hospital and a court building among recent targets on Friday.
All other targets were educational institutions, including Denbigh and Lennon High in Clarendon, Old Harbour and Greater Portmore High in St Catherine, and William Knibb Memorial Trelawny.
He further stated that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues to lead the multi-agency investigation and maintain dialogue with its international counterparts.
DCP Bailey gave the reassurance that the JCF, with support from its law enforcement partners, will investigate all reports received as every threat is treated as serious until proven otherwise.
He is encouraging citizens to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves but maintained that “there was no need for panic, as all the evidence gathered so far indicates that the threats are a hoax.”