A caller claiming to be a member of a splinter group of al Qaida threatened to blow up a Dover Township business Friday unless money was transferred to prepaid debit cards.
Northern York County Regional Police officers were called to a business in the 3100 block of Carlisle Road about 5:30 p.m. for the active threat, according to a news release.
The manager of the business was on the phone with a man with a strong Middle Eastern accent who claimed to be a with a group affiliated with al Qaida, police said.
The caller threatened to detonate a bomb that was placed inside the business unless the manager activated Green Dot prepaid Visa and Mastercard debit cards with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
A police officer got on the phone with the man and also spoke with a second man who also had a heavy Middle Eastern accent. The second man hung up after a brief conversation with the officer, police said.
The business was evacuated and searched by officers.
Lt. David Lash said no devices were found.
Police are working to trace the call, and the FBI has been briefed on the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (717) 292-3647, or through nycrpd.org.