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Denton Churches Receive Christmas Eve Bomb Threats

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DENTON -- Someone's really trying to a be a Grinch about Christmas in Denton. Denton Bible Church received a bomb threat on Monday in a letter telling them not to hold Christmas Eve service.

And then on Tuesday, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church got a bomb threat against its Christmas Eve service.

"Both letters were similar," Denton Police Department Spokesman Shane Kizer said. "It was a short letter just a few sentences. There is no religious or social affiliation mentioned in the letter."

Both churches are going ahead with their services... with extra security on hand.

"Denton Bible is already set up for a new plan of action on dealing with security that night. They're hiring off-duty officers to be there during the service as well," Kizer said.

Denton PD is looking into the connection and why these churches are being targeted.

"Right now, we are looking at terroristic threat. Obviously, this is a serious offense that could be a jailable offense," explained Kizer. "We're going to be diligent from the police department's side. Make sure we are doing everything we can to safeguard our people. It does cause us to have to react. It can take our focus and attention off other things that we really need to be focusing on."

Hopefully, their focus will put this Grinch behind bars before Christmas Eve.

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