PHILADELPHIA– The FBI said Friday it had identified the “source of the threat” against “an unspecified New Jersey-area synagogue.”
The person “no longer poses a threat to the community,” the FBI said.
No further information on the person or the motive was given.
The FBI on Thursday called it a “broad threat” and urged people to “remain vigilant” and “take every precaution to protect your community and facility.”
“Law enforcement will increase patrols in sensitive areas,” New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said in a statement. “Some of these patrols will be in marked vehicles and some will not – but please do not be alarmed if you see an increase in police presence as we are taking these steps with great caution.”
Platkin also urged residents to “be extra vigilant” and report suspicious activity to the police.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted, “We are closely monitoring the situation and are working with local law enforcement to ensure all places of worship are protected.”
The New York Police Department said: “With all caution, the NYPD’s Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Offices are working diligently in conjunction with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the FBI to ensure the safety and well-being of all areas that comprise our Jewish citizens and synagogues here in.” New York City and the tri-state area.”
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