Bomb threat evacuates Manhattan synagogue


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

On Monday morning, New York City police thoroughly searched The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side, the modern Orthodox synagogue’s executive director, Aaron Strum, said in a statement. He said police are investigating the incident.

Police placed a Jewish day school located around the corner from the synagogue on lockdown during the incident, The New York Jewish Week reported.

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