Boston police investigate phone threats to two gay bars

BOSTON (AP) — Police are investigating threatening phone calls made to two bars in Boston that cater to a largely gay clientele.

The calls came in at about the same time on consecutive nights.

A police spokesman said the first call was answered by an employee at dbar at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Another call targeted the Alley Bar at about the same time Saturday night.

Police Commissioner William Gross told the Boston Herald that his department doesn't "take any threats lightly."

He says everybody should be able to enjoy a night out peacefully.

Police did not say whether the incidents were linked and didn't release any further information about the nature of the threats.




Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Vendor won't oppose bill that would make prison calls free

The vendor that provides phone service for Connecticut's prison system has withdrawn its opposition to legislation that would make calls from prison free for inmate families

Ignoring clash with Lamont, Senate passes family leave

Setting aside the 11th-hour threat of a gubernatorial veto, the state Senate voted 21-15 Wednesday night to pass a Democratic bill that would create a paid family and medical leave insurance policy, a step toward a long-sought goal of labor progressives.

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people 'like' wanted poster

A Connecticut police department says a fugitive has agreed to surrender if enough people respond to an online wanted poster on social media

RI might say goodbye to 'wave' license plates

An effort is underway to replace Rhode Island's distinctive 'wave' license plates and more than double the cost of the new ones