Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat; all clear after threat deemed ‘non-credible’

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue has been evacuated after a bomb threat.

The NOPD is at the JCC and is assisting with the evacuation.

Synagogues and Jewish Community Centers across the country have reported a spate of bomb threats in recent weeks.

A Jewish cemetery in Montana was recently desecrated by vandals who kicked over headstones.

Stay tuned to WGNO for more information as this story develops.

UPDATE: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced in a Tweet that the threat has been deemed non-credible, and that the FBI is investigating: