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California Area Synagogue Bomb Threat Disrupts Rosh Hoshana

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies block of Center Point Parkway after responding to a bomb threat at Congregation Beth Shalom on Saturday, 091623. Dan Watson/The Signal

About 11:40 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement received a call from a man claiming to have planted a bomb inside the Congregation Beth Shalom synagogue on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.

“Deputies are over there looking for suspicious packages, all hands on deck,” said Lt. Brandon Barclay of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “A man called and claimed he left a bomb inside Beth Shalom.”

Barclay advised that the public avoid the area, although no evacuations had been put in place.

Saturday marks not only Shabbat, the day of sabbath in the Jewish faith, but also the middle of Rosh Hashana, a two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year.

Source: https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/crime/bomb-threat-reported-at-congregation-beth-shalom-synagogue-481838