Bomb Threat in Building of Israeli Consulate in Miami

Police are investigating. No bomb found at building, Foreign Ministry says.

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A file photo of police in Miami on January 16, 2017.
A file photo of police in Miami on January 16, 2017.Credit: Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP
Barak Ravid

Florida police investigated a bomb threat on Thursday at the New World Tower, the building that houses the Israeli consulate in Miami, the Miami Herald reported.

The incident followed three waves of bomb threats in which 48 U.S. Jewish centers were targeted. The coordinated threats, often targeting multiple organizations in the same hour, started on the East Coast and spread westward, culminating in the evacuation of 14 Jewish community centers on a single day.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed that a bomb threat was received, but added that it was a hoax and no bomb was found.

This is a developing story.

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