Kentucky JCC evacuated after receiving threat


(JTA) — The Jewish Community Center of Louisville, Kentucky, was evacuated in response to a threatening note left on an employee’s desk.

Citing an “unconfirmed threat,” JCC officials moved approximately 200 people, many of them children, from the building on Tuesday afternoon, Louisville’s WDRB reported. The police swept the building with bomb dogs and are investigating further, according to the city’s WHAS 11.

No details about the threat have been disclosed, but there were no reports of any injuries, according to WDRB.

Approximately 8,500 Jews live in Louisville.

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