Jaffrey, NH Cancels Fireworks Festival Over Bomb Threat Intended To ‘Disrupt’ Event

JAFFREY, NH (CBS) – The town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire has decided to cancel a fireworks festival that was scheduled for Saturday after a troubling letter turned up that threatened some sort of violent action at or near the event.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mike Macklin reports

Jaffrey police say the threat was directed toward Jaffrey town officials. Police say similar threats were received by the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and the Keene Sentinel.

“This is being investigated as a bomb threat directed at the people attending the fireworks show with the apparent motive of causing disruption of the event and an adverse impact on the Town of Jaffrey,” a statement from Jaffrey police said.

Police said they do not yet know where the letter came from, and because of the timing, they are not confident that they could assure proper security for the event.

The FBI, ATF, and Postal Inspector’s office, along with state and local officials are all investigating.

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