ADL Offices, Jewish Community Centers Hit With New Wave Of Bomb Threats

March 7, 2017 11:20 a.m.

Jewish community centers in at least five states and multiple offices of the Anti-Defamation League reported bomb threats on Tuesday in what was at least the fourth wave of threats made against Jewish organizations since January.

The wave of threats reported on Tuesday echoes similar waves of threats on Jan. 9, Jan. 18 and Feb. 27.

The Anti-Defamation League tweeted on Tuesday that multiple ADL offices received bomb threats.

“This is not ‘normal.’ We will not be deterred or intimidated,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement emailed to TPM. “This adds to the 121 threats received since early January. It is time for action, and we call on the Administration and Congress to take concrete steps to catch those threatening the Jewish community.”

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The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reopened on Tuesday after being evacuated and closed following a threat via email, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“In response to an email threat received overnight, the JCC is currently CLOSED,” read a post to the center’s Facebook page.

A Jewish community center in Rochester, New York, also evacuated Tuesday morning following a bomb threat. Local ABC affiliate 13WHAM reported that an FBI official was on site assisting with the investigation.

Per reports by local NBC affiliate WHEC and local station CNY Central, a Jewish community center in Dewitt, New York, was also put on lockdown on Tuesday.

The David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was phone in, according to a report by local Fox affiliate WSVN.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Jewish community centers in Portland, Oregon, and Rockville, Maryland, also received bomb threats.

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