The FBI in Newark, New Jersey, stated that it had "reliable information of a broad threat to synagogues" in the state.

FBI requested to take all necessary security measures to safeguard your neighbourhood and facility

Be on guard. Call the police in an emergency, the post advised.

The organisation explained in a subsequent tweet that

it was issuing that warning as a "proactive precaution" until "investigative processes are carried out."

Murphy posted on Twitter, saying, "We are actively monitoring the situation and are working with local law enforcement to ensure that all houses of worship are safeguarded."

Attorney General of New Jersey Matt Platkin advised citizens not to panic."

not to panic if they detect a heightened police presence

also stated that law enforcement will be expanding patrols in "critical areas" out of an abundance of caution.

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