Bomb Threat Called Into Staten Island Jewish Community Center, Police Say

Mar 01, 2017, 00:07
Bomb Threat Called Into Staten Island Jewish Community Center, Police Say

Bardolf said despite recent threats to other Jewish community centers nationwide, she plans to keep her son there and will not "let the hate win".

The Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco was evacuated Monday afternoon due to a bomb threat, police said. The search revealed no explosive devices or suspicious packages, said police.

Some 16 centers, including one in New Jersey, were threatened in nine states on January 9, according to Marla Cohen, communications manager for the New-York based, JCC Association of North America.

The Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville received bomb threats Monday morning.

Police are continuing to investigate the threat.

On Monday, bomb threats were called into 13 Jewish community centers and seven day schools in a dozen states, not including California, according to the JCC Association of North America. On Sunday, more than 100 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

"A call came in around 11 a.m. this morning for a bomb threat that came into the JCC from a computer generated call", said Lindsay Lague with the Providence Police Department.

However, Irvine police say they do not have enough evidence yet to tie the local call to the others around the country. "Since the start of 2017, we have witnessed almost 90 bomb threats being called into Jewish institutions - including one recently to ADL's national headquarters". No bombs were found. Numerous buildings were cleared by early Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations.

The JCC on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore received two previous hoax bomb threats.

And ever since President Donald Trump took office and became the leader of the country, he has been relatively mum on these growing threats of violence aimed at Jews.

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