Breaking: FBI Warns NJ Shuls of Broad Threat Citing Credible Information; Urges Security Precautions
By Yehudit Garmaise
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has received credible information of a security threat to synagogues in New Jersey, the FBI Newark just tweeted.
“We ask at this time that you take all security precautions to protect your community and facility,” the FBI tweeted. “We will share more information as soon as we can. Stay alert. In case of an emergency call the police.
The nature of the threat was not immediately clear, but law enforcement sources told ABC News it was not a bomb threat.
While many other safety measures are unfortunately needed for all shuls to keep their congregants safe, mispallelim should remember that keeping their doors locked is the best way to deter unwanted intruders, many community security volunteers say.
The Ramapo Police department said it is aware of the New Jersey threat and is in communication with law enforcement partners.
“We have increased our police presence in and around our religious communities Houses of Worship,” Ramapo Police said in a statement. “We ask that Houses of Worship increase their security posture. If you see anything suspicious, please notify law enforcement as soon as possible.”