New Wave of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Hit New York, Florida, Chicago


We're facing our third wave of these threats:

Bomb threats were called in Tuesday at the offices of a prominent Jewish civil rights organization, while several other Jewish Community Centers and schools across the country were similarly targeted, police said. 

This latest wave of at least nine anonymous threats was quickly denounced by politicians and Jewish leaders, and comes after a federal investigation led to one arrest in St. Louis last week. 

"This is not 'normal,'" Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement. "We will not be deterred or intimidated." 

White House spokesman Sean Spicer acknowledged the fresh round of bomb threats at Tuesday's press briefing, and said the administration would "continue to condemn them and look at ways to stop them." 

The threats were phoned in to the ADL's offices in Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City. The national headquarters in Manhattan were voluntarily evacuated out of precaution, reported NBC New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would order state police to coordinate with the FBI and local authorities to investigate and "ensure that the perpetrators of these reprehensible crimes are held fully accountable for their actions."

You can read the rest at NBC News.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.