2 New Jersey Jewish community centers among dozens of centers nationwide to receive threats
Two New Jersey Jewish community centers are among a handful of Jewish community centers nationwide to received threats Wednesday.
Authorities say that around 9 a.m. the Jewish centers in Scotch Plains and Edison received phone calls stating that there was a bomb in the building. The buildings were evacuated as a precaution and children at the day care centers were taken to a safe place.
Bomb squad technicians in both towns did sweeps of the buildings, but did not find any explosives inside. Regular actives resumed a few hours later.
Similar threats were also received by Jewish centers across the country, in states that include: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, California, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Delaware, Maine and Missouri, South Carolina and Texas.
The threats come about two weeks after a different series of threats were made against Jewish centers in several states, including one in Tenafly.
Officials have not said if all the threats are related.