Bomb threat at Jewish building in Toronto...
Is this going to be a regular occurrence?
Members of Toronto’s Jewish community were given an unpleasant reminder on Tuesday that expressions of hate can sometimes become a real threat.
The Lipa Green Building, which is home to many offices serving the Toronto Jewish community including UJA Federation, was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon following threats of a bomb in the building.
Sources on the scene told Shalom Life that two phone calls were received over a period of two hours on Tuesday. Both times, the person who made the call informed of a bomb in the building. As a result, the building was evacuated at approximately 1pm Tuesday afternoon, a time when offices are open and the building is filled with individuals going about their daily business.
UJA Security, under the direction of Doron Horowitz (Director of Community Security), acted promptly and quickly upon receiving the bomb threats. Following the evacuation the building was thoroughly examined for any potential threats.
At approximately 3pm, after a thorough examination determined that there was no threat of a bomb or other forms of explosives in the building, the evacuees were allowed to re-enter the building.