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Bomb Threat Forces Connecticut Synagogue to Cancel Services

A synagogue in Hamden was the target of a bomb threat, Mayor Lauren Garrett said on Facebook. StopAntisemitism shared the news to Twitter.

Connecticut – the Congregation Mishkan Israel Synagogue in Hamden, CT received a bomb threat yesterday morning via email.

The building has an attached preschool. Thankfully, Hamden PD determined no threat existed after searching the building and property. pic.twitter.com/bUuPQUyiV3— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 6, 2023

The Congregation Mishkan Israel Synagogue received the bomb threat Thursday, according to Garrett, prompting an investigation by Hamden police. 

At this time, it is unknown where the bomb threat against Congregation Mishkan Israel Synagogue originated from. 

Garrett continued saying that any threat to the safety of the Hamden community is “unacceptable” and “is taken seriously.”

Due to the threat, activities at the synagogue and their preschool were canceled for Thursday. 

The Hamden Police Department is investigating the bomb threat. 

Source: https://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/new-haven-county/hamden/bomb-threat-hamden-connecticut-synagogue/520-80e02572-32a1-40f4-96fa-65e26e686ead