United States / 07-03-2017
New wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers
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.