Nassau, Suffolk police step up patrols at temples and synagogues amid bomb threats

A total of five temples in Nassau and Suffolk received the email bomb threat last week. 

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2023, 10:41 AM

Updated 241 days ago

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Police are stepping up patrols across Long Island for Yom Kippur following a string of bomb threats last week.
Both Nassau and Suffolk police say they will increase patrols outside of synagogues and temples on what is considered the most holy day in the Jewish faith.
A total of five temples in Nassau and Suffolk received the email bomb threat last week. 
News 12’s Caroline Flynn was outside Temple Avodah in Oceanside which was one of the places targeted in an email threat.
In addition to patrols by Nassau police, Temple Avodah hired their own security to watch over worshippers like Mark Rosman, of Oceanside.
"I feel very safe here. I know there was some bomb scares last weekend and I think that's very sad," he said.
Police say similar emails were also sent to MacArthur Airport.
The temples were all evacuated and searched, and the threats were deemed to be unfounded.
“People should have the freedom in our country to worship and not have to worry about bomb threats or hate crimes or anything, and I'm not just talking about Judaism," said Gary Brumberg, an Oceanside resident and member of Temple Avodah. 


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