NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Police Increasing Patrols At Israeli Consulate Due To Middle East Tensions

View Comments
(Photo from Consulate General of Israel to New England on Facebook)

(Photo from Consulate General of Israel to New England on Facebook)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police are increasing patrols at a few Jewish institutions around the city due to the heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Patrols will be increased at the Israeli Consulate at Park Plaza, a synagogue in the West End, and the Jewish Philanthropies on High Street.

“Our Safe Street Team regularly patrols in the vicinity of the Israeli Consulate,” police said in a statement. “There is no specific threat locally, but we do maintain close contact and constant communication with the Department of Homeland Security and our other federal partners.”

Late last month, the Israeli Consulate was evacuated after package addressed to the center indicated it contained anthrax. No anthrax was ever found.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,984 other followers