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Several Hospitals and Jewish Centers in Ohio Targets of Emailed Bomb Threats

Reports of several bomb threats across Cincinnati Tuesday morning are now under investigation.

Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies were on scene at Jewish Hospital shortly before noon, with bomb dogs inside. No threat was found inside the building.

Prior to being dispatched to Jewish Hospital, deputies were at Congregation Beth Adam, in Symmes Township. According to radio traffic, an administrator received a bomb threat via email.

A short time later, investigators gave the all clear. There was nothing found at the synagogue.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office also said a bomb threat was made via email to Mercy Anderson. No threat was found at that hospital, either.

In a statement to WLWT, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati said several organizations across the state of Ohio were affected Tuesday, saying the FBI is investigating.

‚ÄúSeveral Jewish organizations have been affected across Ohio. The FBI is investigating these bomb threats due to the fact that hundreds of these email bomb threats have been issued nationwide. Please refer to the FBI for any further comment,” its statement reads.

FBI Cincinnati confirmed to WLWT that they are investigating.

“The FBI is aware of the numerous hoax incidents where a bomb threat at a synagogue or other institution is made. The FBI takes hoax threats very seriously because they put innocent people at risk. While we have no information to indicate a specific and credible threat, we will continue to work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to gather, share, and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention. We urge the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately,” the FBI said in a statement.

WLWT confirmed Georgetown Behavioral in Brown County also received a threat Tuesday morning. That scene was cleared without anything being located, as well.

Source: https://www.wlwt.com/article/hamilton-county-deputies-bomb-threat-investigation-jewish-hospital-synagogue/46228689