Staff at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach evacuated the building this morning in response to a false bomb threat, according to authorities.
Officers responded to the bomb threat call on the 3800 block of East Willow Street at 9:15AM, said Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.
The AJCC staff immediately implemented their action plan and self-evacuated the building, Arrona said. Nearby Beach High School was used as a shelter, she added.
Following a “methodical and thorough search” with help from LBPD’s K-9s, authorities were not able to locate any devices, Arrona said.
There have been a spate of bomb threats at JCCs nationwide today, including in San Diego.
City News Service contributed to this report.