Geneva Police say they were alerted to a potential bomb threat at a temple on Sunday morning.
Police say they were alerted about a potential bomb threat at Temple Beth-El. They say due to the nature of the threat, and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Detection K-9 unit was sent out to perform a thorough inspection of the area.
Officials say the investigation showed no signs of bombs or incendiary devices in the area. They determined the threat was isolated and posed no ongoing danger to the public.
The advocacy organization fighting antisemitism – StopAntisemitism – reported on similar threats towards Jewish places of worship around the country.
Geneva Police tell News10NBC that in-person services at Temple Beth-El has ben canceled for the day and that increased security is already in place and will continue to be a priority. Officials say they have seen similar threats that specifically target synagogues and airports throughout New York and Pennsylvania.
The New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force has been informed and will be investigating.