A synagogue in suburban Milwaukee called police after receiving a threatening voicemail pledging to “destroy” them, local TV station WISN reported Tuesday.
The call to The Shul Bayside, which came from a local area code, arrived at 2:30 in the morning on August 19. Some of the threats on the call reportedly included “You think you’re so (expletive) tough” and “I will destroy you. I will destroy you, individually. I will destroy you as a race.”
The Shul, which is affiliated with the Chabad movement, also called police on Monday over a mysterious package, which turned out to have been an Amazon delivery ordered by the congregation.
Police are investigating the phone call as a misdemeanor, WISN reported. The Shul declined to comment to the station.
Also this week, the roof of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School collapsed, a week before the start of the school year. The local fire department is still reportedly investigating the cause.
Milwaukee Synagogue Receives Threatening Phone Call