Albany Jewish Center Bomb Threat Unfounded as Other Centers Evacuated Nationwide

The Albany Jewish Community Center was briefly closed Wednesday morning after a bomb threat.

According to Albany police, a woman called at 9:40 a.m. saying there was a bomb in the building.

Police then evacuated the center and conducted a complete sweep and no bomb was found.

The scene has since been cleared and everyone has returned to the building.

The FBI opened an investigation into other bomb threats at Jewish centers across the U.S. last week, according to the Washington Post.

Several locations across the country last week – from Delaware to Miami – received similar threats and all were unfounded, according to the newspaper.

On Wednesday, media outlets in Boston, Detroit, Connecticut and Ohio – among others – reported similar evacuations at Jewish centers.

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