Bomb threats prompt fear at US Jewish community centers

Police clear Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla
Posted at 9:42 AM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 15:36:25-05

UPDATE (12:30 p.m.): Police in Long Beach report they have swept and cleared the Alpert Jewish Community Center, after receiving a bomb threat. 

The threat joins the list of many similar threats that have been reported across the nation Tuesday.


UPDATE (10:40 a.m.): San Diego Police have cleared the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the building.

Police swept the building and found no threats inside.


LA JOLLA - The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center has been evacuated after a reported bomb threat Tuesday.

San Diego Police said the report came in shortly before 9 a.m. Police would not say whether the caller phoned the center directly or the police department.

The community center sits between I-5 and I-805, near La Jolla Country Day School and UCSD Thornton Hospital.

No injuries have been reported. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the center when it was evacuated.

Similar bomb threats issued to Jewish community centers have been reported in Utah, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, and several other states Tuesday as well.

The JCC Association of North America reported on Jan. 18 that similar threats affected 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states. It was the second time in January that threats were issued to multiple JCCs in a single day.

This is a developing story.