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Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:24 PM
At least six Jewish community centers across the South were evacuated after a string of phone threats reported Monday.
Hundreds of children were evacuated from the Dave & Mary Alper JCC in Miami after a caller made a bomb threat around 11 a.m., according to CBS Miami.
The station reported that the threat came from a local number.
Police in Miami Beach also said late Monday morning that they were investigating a bomb threat against another JCC, though posted 20 minutes later that no threat had been found.
A JCC in Jacksonville also said that it evacuated after it “received a threat to our building” but posted on Twitter shortly after 1 p.m. that it had resumed operations.
Hundreds of children were evacuated from a Jewish community center in Miami.(CBS Miami)
The Bender JCC in Rockville, Md., outside Washington D.C., also said early Monday afternoon that it had been evacuated.
A Jewish community center in Nashville was also evacuated after a threat was reported around 10:30 a.m., according to The Tennessean, and WACH reported that local police and firefighters responded to a bomb threat at a center in Columbia, S.C.
The FBI national and South Florida offices did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether the threats could be related.
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