BOSTON (CBS) — Police said Monday they were determining the credibility of threats to Boston which were called in to police in New York City.
They said in a community advisory posted on their blog Monday that an anonymous phone call to the NYPD’s 911 system “made reference to threats to Boston.” When the dispatcher pressed the caller for specific details, they hung up. The NYPD notified Boston of the threats.READ MORE: Rain Totals: Who Has The Most For August 5?
“The BPD remains vigilant in their patrols throughout the city and maintains high visibility with increased resources at all large public gatherings and venues,” the department said Monday. “While the BPD continues to monitor this situation, at this time there remains no credible information regarding any threat to the Boston area.”READ MORE: Massachusetts COVID Tests Double With Cases And Anxiety On The Rise
The FBI told WBZ that they “were not aware of any specific, current, credible threats to the Boston area.”MORE NEWS: 'It's So Worth It': Volunteer Puppy Raisers At NEADS In Princeton Help Train Service Dogs
Boston police, along with the FBI, are questioning the credibility of the call after investigating and finding that the threats it included lacked specificity.