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Pittsburgh Police Probe Threats Found On City-Owned Van

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are new details on a threat to detonate bombs and “rain fire” on downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh police say sometime between last Wednesday and Monday morning someone broke into a gated parking area at a senior center on Second Avenue in Hazelwood and vandalized a City of Pittsburgh van.

Someone spray painted “KKK” “666” and swastikas on the inside roof.

A driver used the van to take passengers to the South Side near the Burger King and it was the passengers who urged the driver to call police.

On the passenger side door, someone had scrawled this message: “At 5pm 2 bobms [sic] will be set off in downtown Pittsburgh. Nothing will stop our hell… Rain fire down apon your souls.”

And yes, whoever wrote it misspelled the words “bombs” and “upon.”

The bomb squad responded with a sweep but didn’t find anything explosive.

Pittsburgh police tell us they are still investigating the case but they don’t believe there’s any real threat from this.

However, if you have any information about this case you’re asked to call Pittsburgh police. You can remain anonymous.

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