Bomb threat reported at local Jewish Community Center, one of six across U.S.

Houston Police and K9 units were called to the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center on Sunday after a bomb threat came from an email. Officers said the threat claimed a bomb would go off at the center at 2:30 p.m.

HOUSTON - At least six Jewish Community Centers across the country received bomb threats on Sunday, including a center located in Houston, according to officials.

Houston Police were called to the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center after the threat came from an email.

Officers said the threat claimed a bomb would go off at the center at 2:30 p.m. 

It is the second bomb threat at the Houston community center this year. The first threat was made on February 20, 2017.

Due to the nature of the threat, JCC officials decided the keep the facility open while an HPD K9 checked out the building. The K9 did not find anything.

Officer completed a search after that time as a precaution and did not find anything suspicious.

The Houston center is located at 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. 

According to reports, the other threats to Jewish community centers were received in Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Rochester, and Vancouver.

There have been no reports of bombs or any type of suspicious material being found at the centers.

Since January 1, 2017, at least 103 locations of Jewish organizations in the U.S. have received a total of 140 bomb threats.

© 2017 KHOU-TV


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