Sitka Police respond to a bomb threat at a local religious organization

Sitka, Alaska (KINY) – On 1/3/2024, a local faith-based organization called to report receiving an email that stated explosives were placed inside their church and set to go off. The email had also been sent to several other faith-based organizations in Alaska.

Officers responded to the location and searched the area for any items that appeared out of place or suspicious but found nothing of concern. Neither the officers nor church staff felt a threat was imminent and found no signs of the church being tampered with.

Officers will be notifying the FBI of the threat.