The Bellaire, Texas, Police Department is investigating threats against Texas Right to Life after police dispatched a bomb squad to the scene Friday amid multiple online and voicemail threats wishing rape and death on the pro-life employees at the organization in the wake of Texas’ abortion law.
“We take these kind of threats very seriously,” Bellaire Chief of Police Onesimo Lopez told Fox News on Sunday. “Our Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation into the threats and will follow up on any leads that develop.”
“No other information is available at this time,” Lopez added.
The Bellaire Police Department sent out a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at Texas Right to Life on Friday after the pro-life group had received multiple threats, Fox 4 News reported. Local police evacuated the building and brought in the Houston police bomb squad to examine the package, which turned out not to contain an explosive device.
Bellaire police confiscated the package and warned the public that making a bomb threat is a criminal offense. Individuals convicted of a “Terroristic Threat” face a fine of up to $4,000 and nearly a year in jail.