Bomb threat to LA synagogue

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2012

A Los Angeles Reform synagogue has been closed while police investigate a series of bomb threats.

A suspicious package, discovered adjacent to Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Monday, was blown up by the LA Police Department (LAPD). The package was not found to contain any explosives.

A synagogue spokesperson said that four bomb-sniffing dogs were used and the LAPD now has a suspect in custody.

“The arrest was based largely on video footage supplied by our security team from the Temple’s surveillance cameras,” he said.

The synagogue reopened on Wednesday.

Last updated: 8:22pm, December 19 2012