Ottawa Police currently investigating 10+bomb threats via emails

OTTAWA — This afternoon, the Ottawa Police have responded to multiple calls for service (10+) about bomb threats made via e-mail to local business and individuals in the Ottawa/Gatineau area, where the sender is demanding a bit coin payment.

At this point, all threats have been deemed unfounded.

If you have been the recipient of one of these email threats, please do not respond to the bit coin demand.

We ask that you make a report with the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300 or online<https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp>.

There is an ongoing investigation into these swatting incidents.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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