Police investigate threats against New Jersey mosque

ENGLEWOOD — Police say they have “several significant leads” as they investigate a series of threatening phone calls made to a city mosque over the weekend.

According to Det. Capt. Timothy Torell, officers were first called to the Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khorasan Charitable Trust Mosque on Liberty Road at around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

After speaking with staff who had received the threats, police called in a bomb squad from the Bergen County Police Department as a precautionary measure. The squad teamed with a K-9 unit to comb the building for any explosives, and turned up nothing suspicious, Torell said.

NJ.com, 22 July 2013

See also “CAIR asks Feds to probe threats to NJ mosque”, CAIR press release, 23 July 2013