Police give all clear after Miami consulate receives bomb threat

Miami police
Consul General tells i24NEWS 'we consider this an act of terror even though there was no bomb'

The building that is home to the Israeli consulate in Miami, Florida, received a bomb threat Thursday prompting a building evacuation.

Police closed the streets surrounding the New World Tower, where the consulate offices are located, but shortly after gave the "all clear."

Local WSVN news quoted police as saying that the threat came via phone call at 11:32 a.m local time (1632 GMT) but after searching the building no credible threat was found.

Consul General Lior Haiat told i24NEWS that "We are glad it is over."

Haiat added that "we consider this an act of terror even though there was no bomb."

Other Jewish institutions in Florida were the target of bomb threats on January 9. 

Three waves of apparently coordinated harassment targeted Jewish centers across the country in January.

This is a developing story


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