Posted by on March 9, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

(BANT) – No bomb was found this afternoon at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos following a bomb threat this morning, police said.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad searched the center and determined at 3:50 p.m. that there was no bomb.

Police reopened Oka Road where the center is located and the center resumed normal business.

The APJCC, located at 14855 Oka Road, received the threat via email and staff members of the center were evacuated at around 11:45 a.m.

Also affected were the Yavneh Day School, Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, which are all listed at the same address as the center.

At about 2 p.m. on Facebook, APJCC officials said that everyone was safe and parents had been notified about where and how to pick up their children.

Sheriff’s deputies used a bomb-sniffing dog to help search the center.

Many Jewish community centers around the country have been evacuated in recent weeks because of threatening calls and bomb threats, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL itself had its San Francisco office evacuated after a bomb threat last week.