At least five Jewish community centers evacuate after threats

 

At least five Jewish community centers evacuate after threats
At least five Jewish community centers evacuate after threats

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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