The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark sent a warning on Thursday of credible threats to synagogues in New Jersey.

“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the FBI of Newark tweeted. “We ask at this time that you take all security precautions to protect your community and facility. We will share more information as soon as we can. Stay alert. In case of emergency call police.”

In a follow-up tweet, the FBI of Newark said it was “taking a proactive measure with this warning while investigative processes are carried out.”

On Twitter, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said his office is “closely monitoring” the situation and working with local law enforcement to “ensure that all houses of worship are protected.”


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