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String of Bomb Threats to South Florida Synagogues

Authorities responded to South Florida synagogues Thursday morning after reports of bomb threats that were later unfounded.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies responded to Congregation Kol Tikvah along University Drive in Parkland due to a bomb threat.

BSO’s Threat Management Unit responded and the RTCC were monitoring. The synagogue’s school was later reopened and an all-clear was given.

Coral Gables police also searched Temple Judea Thursday morning after a bomb threat was also received.

Police say nothing was found during a search of the facility.

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade Police said units were on scene Thursday morning at Temple Sinai of North Dade where a walk-through was completed, but nothing was found either.

Rabbi Alan Litwak said they received the threat in an email and said it was the third threat they’ve gotten since the summer.

“It’s unfortunate that somebody would choose to waste the time, energy, and resources of our public servants to make a threat,” he said in a statement. “We will not be deterred. We will continue to practice our Judaism in an open and free society in a country that has enshrined religious freedom.”

This came amid reports of more bomb threats toward other South Florida temples, including Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation and Temple Bat Yam in Fort Lauderdale.

None of these threats were found to be credible.

Source: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/south-florida-synagogues-receive-bomb-threats-all-clear-given/3192905/