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Vaughan community centre evacuated due to bomb threat
Nov. 17, 2023
Lucas Casaletto

An Islamic community centre in Vaughan was evacuated due to an alleged bomb threat.

York Regional Police (YRP) said they responded to the community centre near Bathurst Street and Ner Israel Drive on Thursday night.

The building was evacuated, and officers conducted a search of the area. No injuries were reported.

A police spokesperson tells CityNews that Jaffari Community Centre was the building that was cleared by responding officers. In an update on Thursday morning police confirmed they were investigating a bomb threat.

The threat is still under investigation but YRP say there is no threat to public safety. Officers are no longer at the scene.

Jaffari Community Centre, also considered a mosque, is described as an Islamic multi-faceted facility that hosts religious, educational, cultural, athletic, and recreational events.

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