(JTA) — Producers of an Israeli dance show said they were detained as a potential threat while taping in New York. Yoav Tzafir and Tzivka Hadar, who produce the televised contest “Born to Dance,” said Sunday that while preparing to tape in New York last week they found themselves in New Jersey and decided to tape the ride back. But their cameras got the attention of undercover police.

“The police officers thought we were gathering intelligence for the Iranian army,” Hadar told Maariv. “After we showed them the photographs of the contestants on the program, they agreed to let us go.”