All-clear given after bomb threat forces Boulder Jewish Community Center to evacuate

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Bomb threat leads to evacuation at the Boulder Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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BOULDER, Colo. — A bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Boulder Jewish Community Center on Tuesday morning, the Boulder Police Department said.

Police said all occupants in and around the building were safely evacuated. Police told the Boulder Daily Camera that the threat was someone “saying they would detonate.”

Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to sweep the building at 6007 Oreg Ave. Several parents also came to the school to pick up children, the newspaper reported.

The all-clear was given about 12:15 p.m. after nothing suspicious was found.

In April 2015, the Boulder Jewish Community Center received a letter that read “your (sic) have enemies” and included a white powder.

The threat could be part of larger threats to Jewish community centers across the country.

Bomb threats have been called into similar centers in Albany, N.Y.; Salt Lake City; and New Haven, Conn.

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