Police are investigating after several Jewish houses of worship received bomb threats.
I-Team sources first reported that Attleboro synagogue Congregation Agudas-Achim received an email on Saturday that read, “The bombs will blow up in a few hours. A lot of people will die. You all deserve to die.”
Police confirmed that the synagogue received the email around 9 a.m. On Saturday. Massachusetts State Police evacuated the staff, and sent bomb detection dogs to search the synagogue and surrounding area.
“Meanwhile, the church across the street opened their building for us and we began our service there. Once the threat was cleared, we returned to our building. We are grateful for the help and support of the Attleboro Police Department, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and the Evangelical Covenant Church,” said Congregation Agudas-Achim Board of Trustee President, Molly Jacobs, in a statement to WBZ-TV.
The threat was found to be non-legitimate around 11:20 a.m.