DARIEN — A bomb threat made to a town resident last week was later determined by police to be a hoax.

On Dec. 13 at 1:36 p.m., a resident on Post Road told officers he received an email from an unknown party indicating an explosive device had been secreted at his address. The email stated unless the recipient transferred $20,000 in bitcoin currency to an account, the explosive would be detonated, police said.

The incident was determined to be an instance of a nationwide hoax email that was not a credible threat, police said.

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