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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.

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