Peoria County officials are responding to a bomb threat at two local businesses.
Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said an email threat came into CEFCU on Everett McKinley Dirksen Parkway and German-Bliss Equipment Inc. in Princeville. The email IP address has been traced to a location overseas. Asbell told WMBD the threat level is low.
Similar threats have been reported across the country at multiple businesses, organizations and outlets.
“It’s possible additional business will receive the threats in an attempt get Bitcoin or money. Businesses are reminded that if they receive a threat they should call police and consider the following items. Be prepared to relay the information to law enforcement,” Director of Strategic Communications Gretchen Pearsall said.
At this point no threats have been found to be credible.