JCC of Greater New Haven Evacuated After Second Threat This Month

The JCC of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge was evacuated Tuesday due to a threat, according to JCC officials.

Judy Diamondstein of the JCC/Jewish Federation confirmed the building was evacuated after the center received a phone call threatening violence around 11:45 a.m.

Diamondstein said the building was evacuated for about an hour while Woodbridge police responded and checked the building. Employees have since been allowed to return to work.

Threats were also reported to JCCs in New York and New Jersey, Diamondstein said.

This is the second time a threat forced an evacuation of the community center this month – on Jan. 18 the center was one of many Jewish community centers in 17 states received bomb threats. In that case emergency responders found no real threat to the Woodbridge location.

Editor's note: The threat was originally reported as a "bomb threat" but officials later clarified that a bomb was not specifically referenced in the phone call. This story has been edited to reflect that.

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