The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver has received another e-mailed bomb threat.
In a release sent to CKNW, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver says that the threat came in around 9 a.m. Sunday, the second time in less than a week.
JCC Executive Director Eldad Goldfarb says the building had to be evacuated and was later re-opened, and other community institutions have been alerted.
“Luckily things are okay and this was a bomb threat hoax, but it still forces us to act on our protocol and all of our safety and security procedures, which have been acted on and the police helped us and they were really responsive and came to the scene very quickly and we cleared the building, and you know, in no time.”
He says the first bomb threat they received was on Tuesday.
“This has been going on for a few months and JCC, and other Jewish institutions, have received multiple bomb threats. Again, it’s coming from an email, so we don’t know exactly where it’s coming from, where it’s originating from, yep that’s the situation right there.”
The threats are under investigation by Vancouver Police who had already increased patrols of the area over the last week.
Officers say they don’t believe the public is at risk.