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Police Respond to Threat of Explosives at New Jersey Synagogue

Acting Chief Griffin Banos of the Monroe Township Police Department has issued a statement regarding a recent security threat at a local Jewish center.

Yesterday, Congregation Etz Chaim in Monroe Township received an emailed threat from an unidentified individual. The threat claimed that several explosives had been placed inside the Jewish Center located at 11 Cornell Ave. In response, Monroe Township Police Officers immediately arrived at the scene to secure the building.

A Police K9 explosives detection team was deployed to sweep the property thoroughly. After an exhaustive search, no explosives were found, and the property was declared safe. Control of the building was then returned to the property management.

This incident in Monroe Township comes amidst a series of similar threats reported nationwide over recent days. The connection, if any, between these incidents remains unclear at this time. The Monroe Township Police Department emphasizes that all threats are taken seriously. Despite the absence of explosives in this instance, the department remains committed to working with law enforcement partners to ensure the safety and security of the community.

The Monroe Township Police Department is seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact them at 732-521-0222.

Source: https://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2023/12/18/monroe-township-jewish-center-receives-threat-no-explosives-found/