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Building that includes Israeli consulate declared safe after bomb threat

Bomb threat causes evacuation of building housing Israeli consulate

A bomb threat at the New World Tower, home of the Israeli consulate in Miami, caused an evacuation and bomb sweep on the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2017. Officials gave the all-clear around 1:40 p.m.
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A bomb threat at the New World Tower, home of the Israeli consulate in Miami, caused an evacuation and bomb sweep on the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2017. Officials gave the all-clear around 1:40 p.m.

Miami police investigated a Thursday afternoon bomb threat at the New World Tower, which houses the Israeli consulate.

Miami police officer Christopher Bess said at 11:32 a.m., “our station received a call in reference to a possible explosive device being planted in the Israeli consulate.”

That phone call came from the building, which received the bomb threat by phone.

After a sweep by the bomb squad dogs, workers were allowed to return to the building around 1:40 p.m.

Miami Beach’s Jewish Community Centers received bomb threats on Jan. 18 and, along with Alper Jewish Community Center and several other JCCs around the nation, on Jan. 9.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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