JCC in Kentucky evacuated after threatening note

The Jewish Community Center of Louisville, Kentucky, was evacuated in response to a threatening note left on an employee’s desk.

Citing an “unconfirmed threat,” JCC officials moved approximately 200 people, many of them children, out of the building for several hours on the afternoon of July 21, Louisville television station WDRB reported. The police swept the building with bomb dogs and then permitted people back inside.

No details about the threat have been disclosed, but there were no reports of any injuries, according to WDRB.

Approximately 8,500 Jews live in Louisville. — jta