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Public schools in LA to reopen after 'hoax terror threat'

Public schools in Los Angeles are to reopen on Wednesday after a terror threat authorities now believe to be a hoax.

More than 1,000 schools were closed after an email was sent to a school board member.

Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren were sent home after a threatened attack "with bombs and assault rifles".

The email was routed through Germany but it is thought it originated locally.

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New York 'got same threat as LA, concluded it was a hoax'

New York City officials said they received the same threat that has closed LA schools but concluded it was a hoax.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning that he was "absolutely convinced" there was no danger to schoolchildren in New York.

NBC reported the New York Police Department said a specific but non-credible threat was made to schools in New York this morning

"We don't see this as a credible terrorist threat," NYPD said.

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