Jewish Community Centers Face Third Wave of Bomb Threats Nationwide

Posted by on Feb 01, 2017 at 8:18 am
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At least 13 Jewish Community Centers were evacuated Tuesday, after the third wave of bomb threats this month was made against the religious centers.

This latest spate of threats, which came in between 10 a.m. and noon, targeted JCCs in at least 11 states and is being investigated by the FBI.

“The FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in connection with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country,” the FBI said in a statement emailed to NBC News. “The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and will ensure this matter is investigated in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner. As this is matter is ongoing, we are not able to comment further at this time.”

Like similar threats in recent weeks, these were later deemed not to be credible.

Elise Jarvis, associate director of law enforcement outreach and communal security at the Anti-Defamation League, told NBC News the group has been coordinating with law enforcement and members of Jewish groups nationwide to prepare for the worst.

The ADL recently held a joint security briefing with the FBI and almost 700 representatives from Jewish institutions across the country to provide resources and best practices for responding to threats, Jarvis said.

In response to the latest wave of bomb threats against JCCs, the ADL said it is expanding its security training programs, which coordinate with the FBI, local law enforcement agencies and Jewish groups.

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One Response to “Jewish Community Centers Face Third Wave of Bomb Threats Nationwide”

  1. Captain Obvious on 1/01/17 at 11:30 am

    Al Not So Sharpton is having a laugh about Freddie’s Fashion Mart with King Putz in the pic.
    Could it be the ever tolerant open minded left behind these threats?