Feb 20, 2017, 21:25
Authorities have given the all-clear now, and staff and students are now back in the building.
"There was a phoned-in bomb threat", Amherst Assistant Police Chief Charles Cohen said, referring to a call that came in to the Amherst facility at about 11:15 a.m.
Jewish community centers in at least four US states were targeted with bomb threats on Monday, in what appears to be the fourth wave of such disruption in less than two months.
The Levite Jewish Community Center was briefly evacuated Monday morning after receiving a bomb threat. That threat was one of many made in at least 17 states that day targeting Jewish institutions.
Just as with the earlier threat, other Jewish facilities elsewhere in the country were also reporting threats.
"The NFTA dog helped us with a sweep", Cohen said.
"All of the resources of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are available in a case like this", Van Nest said.
The first time Albuquerque's center was evacuated was on January 31, when someone called in a bomb threat.
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