Advertisement

Vancouver Jewish Community Centre evacuated following second bomb threat in less than a week

The Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver.
The Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver. Google Street View

The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCC) was evacuated for the second time in less than a week following a bomb threat on Sunday morning.

JCC Director Eldad Goldfarb said they received an email around 9 a.m. that stated there was a bomb in the building.

Goldfarb said Vancouver Police cleared the centre as a safety precaution.

The building reopened around 11 a.m.

The incident marks the second time the JCC has been targeted by threats this week. On Tuesday night, the centre, located on West 41st Avenue and Oak Street, was evacuated following a bomb threat.

WATCH: Bomb threat at Vancouver Jewish Centre

Click to play video 'Bomb threat at Vancouver Jewish Centre' Bomb threat at Vancouver Jewish Centre
Bomb threat at Vancouver Jewish Centre – Mar 8, 2017

In a statement, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver said both bomb threats remain under police investigation and officers have stepped up their patrols of Jewish community institutions over the last week.

Story continues below advertisement

There have been similar incidents at Jewish centres across North America.

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.

– With files from Amy Judd