A bomb threat called in to a Jewish community center in the South Side Hyde Park neighborhood Monday morning was unfounded, authorities said.
Officials said the center's emergency protocol was implemented and the building was being searched.
"JCC Association is coordinating updated security trainings for JCC executives and staff, to ensure that our community of professionals across the country is prepared with critical tools, resources and contacts".
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The Jewish Community Center posted on its Facebook page, Twitter account and its website that the facility is "currently closed and safely evacuated".
Monday's incidents are part a sharp rise in threats made against JCCs around the nation since Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, which was frequently criticized for winking at white nationalists and not forcefully condemning hate speech and extremism. She said she was not sure if the call was recorded or live.
"Anti-Semitism comes and goes in cycles, and this is a cycle", Lynch said.
Trump was asked during a press conference last week about the previous threats and what he was doing about anti-Semitism in the United States. The FBI is helping APD investigate, Duran said.