LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles police bomb squad went to the oldest synagogue in Los Angeles today in response to a bomb threat phoned into the house of worship.
Police were sent to the area of Wilshire and Hobart boulevards after the threat was received shortly before 8 a.m., Officer Rosario Herrera, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, said without providing details. No evacuations were ordered, Herrera said.
The threat was phoned to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, said Christina Mauro, one of its employees, in a telephone interview.
Founded in 1862, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is one of the nation’s best-known Reform congregations.
LA bomb threat at Wilshire Boulevard Temple