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Increased Police Presence At Synagogues Following Bomb Threats

CICELY MITCHELL
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Officials are taking no chances with two different Houston-area synagogues after bomb threats were made.

Bomb threats were phoned in to two different Houston synagogues, resulting in their schools cancelling classes on Thursday, authorities stated.

Officials with the Houston Police Department indicated that the threats were made around lunchtime Wednesday. With a quick and calculated response to the treats, officers found no evidence of bombs on the campuses upon arrival.

HPD further stated that the schools that received the threats were Congregation Beth Israel on N. Braeswood and Congregation Or Ami located on Wilcrest.

Officials with the FBI Houston division are also working with Houston police within the investigation. Early Thursday morning, authorities parked their cars outside of the school and monitored the campuses.

Additional reports indicate that the campuses will reopen Friday with more of a visible police presence on the grounds of the synagogues.

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