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London Package Bomb Attempt Was Hate Crime

Metropolitan Police reportedly said the recent delivery of an explosive device to a house near London was an anti-Semitic hate crime.

The explosive device was sent to a house in Clayhall near London, causing police to close the area to traffic on Monday, according to the Ilford Recorder, a local newspaper. The report did not say how the package was delivered or who was the intended recipient.

Explosives experts examined the package and made it safe. The house to which the package was delivered remained cordoned off while police conducted their investigation.

Nobody was injured during the incident and police say the package posed no danger to the public, the Recorder reported.

London24, a news site, quoted Clayhall resident Michelle Levy as saying that the device was discovered inside the house of her next-door neighbor.

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