File Photo – Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove | Photo: Google Street View

A suspicious package, which was later deemed safe, prompted a police and fire response to a Jewish synagogue in Long Grove Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded around 12:10 p.m. Friday to Congregation Beth Judea, 5304 Route 83 in Long Grove, for a suspicious package call.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the package had been mailed to the synagogue.

The package was suspicious because it had no return address listed on it.

Fire department crews responded to evaluate the package and found it had no odors, Covelli said.

The package was opened and it was found to contain signs. A bomb detection canine was not requested to the scene.

The package was deemed safe and there was no threat.

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Covelli said deputies learned the signs had been sent to the synagogue after a member of the facility ordered them.