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Boston Police, FBI Investigate Possible Threat at John Hancock Tower

Boston Police, FBI Investigate Possible Threat at John Hancock Tower

BOSTON – Earlier this morning, Boston Police were seen in heavy numbers in the Back Bay around 200 Clarendon Street, according to NECN.

Around 7:30 a.m., police arrived at the area close to the John Hancock Tower after sharing what they described as a threat to the location on social media.

While the tower was not evacuated, some employees were told to work from home.

Police haven’t disclosed much more in regards to the reported social media threat, but the FBI is said to currently be working on the source of the threat.

By 10 a.m., Boston Police deemed the threat not to be credible, with officers dispersing from the scene.

An hour later they announced to the public that they found the social media comments to be "an uncorroborated threat of unknown reliability.”

Although it appears things are now calm outside of the John Hancock Tower, Boston Police and the FBI did share that they plan to keep an eye on the situation with some officers sticking around to monitor the area.

The Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police will continue working on the incident together, according to CBS.


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