Durham officers responded to a bomb threat at a synagogue on Tuesday.
Officers responded to a reported bomb threat at the Judea Reform Congregation on West Cornwallis Road just after noon. It was later determined the threat was a hoax. StopAntisemitism shared the news with their followers on Twitter.
Police said the Judea Reform Congregation had received an email that said there were multiple bombs that had been placed throughout the complex, which includes a school and community center.
A statement from CEO of Jewish for Good Jill Madsen said the campus will remain closed for the rest of the day.
“Earlier today, our campus received a security threat,” said Madsen. “I am proud of our staff for working rapidly to evacuate both the Levin JCC and The Lerner School quickly and safely, in accordance with our prescribed security procedures.”
“This threat has been proven to be a hoax, and as of now, the Durham police have issued an “all-clear” for all buildings on our campus.”
“With the rise of antisemitism, and hatred in the country altogether, there is a sense that what happens to one of us happens to all of us, and we’re ready,” said senior rabbi Matthew Soffer. “We’ve been playing out what do we do if there’s threats that come in, and this is a more and more common type of threat to come in.”