Vancouver Police investigating bomb threat at Jewish Community Centre

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WATCH: The growing wave of anti-semitism seen across the U.S. in recent months hit a lot closer to home last night, when a Vancouver Jewish centre had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat – Mar 8, 2017

Vancouver Police confirmed they are investigating a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Centre.

Police were called around 9 p.m. to the building on West 41st Avenue and Oak Street Tuesday night.

They evacuated the building as a safety precaution.

Investigators searched the centre and no explosives devices were found.

Workers and guests were able to return to the building a short time later.

The investigation is continuing.

There have been similar incidents at Jewish centres across the country and south of the border.

In Toronto, police responded to reports of a threatening phone call made to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre on Tuesday. More than 600 people were evacuated from the building as a specialized unit searched the area. The centre was shut down for several hours but police did not find anything suspicious.

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In the U.S., there have also been more bomb threats at Jewish community centres and schools. Fourteen threats have been made by phone or email in 10 states in a 24-hour period, bringing the total since January to 135.