facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Jerusalem terror alert heightened

Oct. 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Jerusalem's terror alert was raised for several hours Monday in response to a possible terrorist attack, police said.

Police stepped up patrols in the capital and halted traffic for police checks. Helicopters hovered overhead and a temporary command center was established near in Jerusalem's Givat Ram district, where many of Israel's most important national institutions are located, including the Parliament, Supreme Court, national museum and national library.

"This was specific information we received, and police are responding immediately in order to maintain public safety," national police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post.

Officials did not say why they ended the heightened terror alert.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
2
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
3
Body of missing realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing realtor Beverly Carter found
4
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
5
Imran Khan claims record-breaking rally in Pakistan Imran Khan claims record-breaking rally in Pakistan
Trending News
x
Feedback