Manhattan synagogue receives bomb threat

(JTA) – A Manhattan synagogue was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

The Jewish Center, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was evacuated by New York City police Monday morning, who thoroughly searched the building, synagogue Executive Director Aaron Strum said in a statement.

Police are investigating the incident, according to Sturm.

A Jewish day school located around the corner from the synagogue was placed by police on lockdown during the incident, the New York Jewish Week reported.


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