Tag: Suspicious package

Synagogue says threat prompts FBI probe

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



FARGO – The FBI is investigating the threatening voice mail left at Fargo’s synagogue. A caller from a Florida-based area code left the phone message at Temple Beth El last week, promising a “special package” and mentioning jihad, according to Fargo police. Bev Jacobson, president of Temple Beth El, said synagogue officials told the Jewish […]




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ANALYSIS: Attacking Jews remains a radical Islamist guiding motivation

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



The method used by the terrorist was simple, but the plan was sophisticated, daring and creative, testifying to a meticulous process. Mail bombs are nothing new. Israeli intelligence used the method in 1956 to assassinate a colonel in Egyptian intelligence in Gaza, and in the 1960s to attack former Nazis and German scientists working in […]




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Rabbi: 4 bombs targeted Chicago synagogues

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation said he was told by security officials there were actually four explosive-laden packages from Yemen targeting Chicago's synagogues instead of the two originally reported. According to Zedek, Emanuel Congregation was allegedly not the specific target of the bomb, but Congregation Or Chadash, a gay-and-lesbian synagogue housed […]




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Chicago Synagogue Targeted by Terrorists

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Chicago – There's been an arrest in the terror threat involving explosive packages. Authorities in Yemen say they're holding a woman suspected of mailing the devices to two Chicago synagogues. The packages were intercepted in England and United Arab Emirates Friday morning, triggering a terrorism alert here at home. One package was addressed to a […]




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Jewish community has mix of concerns about Chicago bomb plot

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Walking through Sandy Springs Saturday on his way to Shabbat services, Rabbi Mario Karpuj was troubled. "I was going to have to tell our security guard if any packages arrived by FedEx or UPS, to call 9-1-1," Karpuj, a leader of Congregation Or Hadash, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "This, at a time when I'm going […]




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Chicago Synagogue Cites Web Visits From Egypt

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



A rabbi at one of the synagogues allegedly targeted by explosive-laden packages from Yemen said that the group's website was visited dozens of times recently by individuals located in Egypt. Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation also said that he was told by a source that there were actually four bombs targeting […]




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Police, hazmat team at Baytown synagogue

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



An anti-Semitic message and other suspicious items found near the entry of a Baytown synagogue early Saturday shut down a nearby roadway and rail line during a four-hour investigation. Police determined that a homeless man, upset that he'd been shooed from the site earlier that morning, left the threatening items, officials said. Baytown Police Lieutenant […]




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Area Jewish organizations on alert

| October 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Two packages containing explosives, each bound for a different Jewish place of worship in Chicago, were intercepted, foiling what President Barack Obama on Friday called a "credible terrorist threat against our country" and putting synagogues in the city and suburbs on high alert. Officials would not identify exact destinations for the packages. A U.S. official, […]




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Chicago synagogues warned to watch for suspicious packages

| October 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Chicago, Illinois (CNN) — Synagogues across metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, began taking "appropriate precautions" Friday after a warning by security officials to watch out for suspicious packages from abroad, according to a Jewish Federation spokeswoman. President Barack Obama said that two packages that apparently contained explosive materials were bound for two synagogues in Chicago. While there […]




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Area synagogues alerted after suspicious Chicago-bound package found in England

| October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



A warning has been issued for synagogues in the Chicago area to be on the alert for suspicious packages that might be coming via UPS, FedEx, or by other means. The warning comes after a suspicious package, which contained a "manipulated" toner cartridge, was found Thursday night on a Chicago-bound cargo plane from Yemen, according […]




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U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest and Conviction for White Powder Mailings in North Texas

| August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



U.S. Postal Inspection Service Fort Worth Division Inspector in Charge Randall C. Till 14800 Trinity Blvd, Suite 600 Ft. Worth TX 76155 214-695-7386 postalinspectors.uspis.gov Federal Bureau of Investigation Dallas Division Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Casey Jr. One Justice Way Dallas TX 75220 972-559-5000 dallas.fbi.gov U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce Reward for […]




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Richardson pastor is 14th victim of bioterror hoax

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Richardson pastor opened his church's mail Saturday and became the 14th local victim of a bioterror hoax in the last week. "It looked like standard business mail," said the Rev. Jay Matthews of St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church. There was a sheet of paper inside the envelope, but Matthews wouldn't say if there was […]




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White powder with chilling message sent to Dallas area churches, mosque and businesses

| August 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



DALLAS – An investigation is taking place across North Texas, after more than a dozen envelopes full of white powder were discovered in businesses, churches and a mosque. Six more envelopes with harmless white powder were reported to postal authorities today, bringing the total to 13 in North Texas over the last two days. The […]




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Postal inspectors investigate mailing of white powder to Dallas-area churches

| August 5, 2010 | 1 Comment



CBS 11 News has learned that the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspectors are investigating six letters containing white powder that arrived at a variety of North Texas locations Thursday, including Dallas Love Field Airport and two churches. At 5 p.m. the number of suspicious letters went rom five to six when it was discovered another […]




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Suspicious package found at Fort Worth church

| July 11, 2010 | 0 Comments



FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth bomb squad was called to an eastside church Sunday morning after a suspicious device was discovered. A worker opening the Mount Moriah Baptist Church found the package near the front door. He described it as several electronic devices — including a camera and a clock — connected with wires […]




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