NBC New York Reports:

A Jewish community center in New York was briefly evacuated early Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat, the latest in a string of threats that has prompted evacuations of dozens of facilities in 30 states in recent months.

The Louis S Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester in Monroe County received the threat overnight and sent an email to employees and members around 6 a.m., multiple reports said. According to NBC affiliate WHEC, about 80 people in the building at the time had to leave as investigators swooped in.

The nature of the threat wasn’t immediately clear. The center was expected to reopen later Tuesday morning.

“I am aware that there are other JCC facilities across the country that have received the same or similar-type threats,” Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson said during a morning briefing, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. “We will work with the FBI to see if this was a similar type threat.”

A man was arrested in connection with at least eight of the threats last week, including one against the Anti-Defamation League headquarters in Manhattan

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