American Jewish security organization says no known threats to other institutions

The Secure Community Network, which coordinates security for Jewish institutions across the United States, says there are no known threats to other Jewish institutions amid hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville , Texas, continues.

“This situation appears to be local and isolated,” the organization says.

“The SCN is not aware of any direct and credible threats against other institutions. The SCN encourages all organizations to constantly evaluate their security efforts and remain vigilant in their implementation. »

The group is monitoring the situation and is in contact with law enforcement and Jewish organizations.

The SCN says representatives of Congregation Beth Israel participated in one of its security training programs last year. Training in Fort Worth focused on situational awareness and how to respond to emergency situations.

Police in several US cities have increased patrols around synagogues, and Jewish community protection groups have also stepped up their activities in New York.

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