New Jersey Temple School Evacuated at Beginning of Week After Call-in Threat

Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, New Jersey evacuated after receiving threatening phone call, marks latest in string of anonymous threats on Jewish institutions.

A police officer blocks an entrance the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., March 8, 2017.
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New Jersey synagogue, which houses a preschool, was evacuated after receiving a called-in threat.

Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, New Jersey was evacuated on Tuesday after receiving the threat just before 11 a.m., the local CBS affiliate reported.

The Essex County Sherriff’s Department and Livingston Police Department, including the K-9 and bomb squad units, arrived at the synagogue and searched the premises.

Nearly 150 Jewish institutions, mostly JCCs, have been the victims of bomb threats since the beginning of the year. No explosive devices have been found after any of the threats.