'Pay $25,000 or your yeshiva will be destroyed'

Ransom letter sent to Miami Beach yeshiva, warns explosives planted in building will be set off if $25,000 not paid.

David Rosenberg,

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A yeshiva in North Miami Beach was evacuated Sunday evening after a threatening message demanding ransom be paid was sent to the school.

The threatening email claimed that Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes had been rigged with explosives and would be blown up if the demands were not met.

The author of the email demanded the yeshiva transfer $25,000 via Western Union by May 31st.

“I’ll be brief,” the message read, Yeshiva World News reported.

“I installed several explosives in the building. If you do not send in the amount $25,000 by May 31st I will blow up this whole block.”

“If you try to contact the police, I’ll know. I also have access to your computers and email addresses.

“Do as I say and no one will get hurt.

“PS: I repeat, if you try to contact the police i will known [sic].”

The message was received at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening, prompting an evacuation of the yeshiva. Police were called to the yeshiva and inspected the building for any possible bombs.

No explosive devices were found in the building.




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