The search continues for suspects responsible for Tuesday night’s bomb threats against several New Jersey synagogues – first reported by YWN.
New Jersey police and dozens of FBI agents converged on neighboring Shuls on Park Ave. in Long Branch along the Jersey shore.
Just after 8 p.m., officials evacuated Congregation Brothers of Israel and Congregation Ohel Simcha, where 400 people were celebrating a wedding.
The bomb squad went in with bomb sniffing dogs, but no explosives were found. Both synagogues were cleared around midnight.
Police said the threat was no prank as members were forced onto the streets during the frightening investigation.
Many members’ fears carried over into Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday, members of both synagogues were trying to figure out why someone would target their place of worship and everyone seems to have their own theory from terrorism to retaliation for the latest corruption controversy involving the Jewish community in neighboring Deal.
Leonard Needle said past plots seem to be adding to new terror threats.
In May, four men were arrested for a terrorist plot to bomb a synagogue in Riverdale.
Investigators have not released the nature of Tuesday night’s threat and could only say it came from outside N.J. So far there have been no arrests.
If it had to do with the corruption bust, why would it be in ohel simha or brothers of israel? It would’ve been by deal shul
Deal shul as well as Ohel Yakob were evacuated last night.
#2. Hardly. And that was just as a precaution