Pompano Beach Islamic center evacuated after bomb threat

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police evacuated the Islamic Center of South Florida in Pompano Beach after, authorities said, a bomb threat was called in, Thursday afternoon.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, they received a call about a bomb threat against the center. Deputies responded to the center, located at 1641 NW 15th St., and evacuated all 15 people inside the building.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the center as the evacuees sat in the shade across the street from it.

Authorities shut down Northwest 15th Street near the entrance of the building, between Andrews Avenue on the east side and Powerline Road on the west side, as they investigated.

The BSO Bomb Squad arrived at the center, searched the building and gave the all clear.

Northwest 15th Street was later reopened to traffic.

Authorities continue to investigate.

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