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Bomb threat against Malmö synagogue

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10:55 CEST+02:00
A bomb threat written on paper was taped to a synagogue on Betaniaplan in Malmö on Thursday evening.

“We consider this very serious,” said a source in the Jewish group, according to Svenska Dagbladet.

“This is the second time in a week that we have received a threat of this caliber, compared with more traditional threats”

The note is being analyzed by police.

Security at the synagogue was bumped up last week, but with the latest threat, additional measures will be taken. The source at the synagogue would not comment on what steps would be taken.

Police are discussing increased protection for the church.

“This is the second threat in two weeks and we think this has a direct connection with the ongoing crisis in Lebanon and Israel,” said Göran Billberg, spokesman with Malmö police, according to Sydsvenskan.

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