Cuomo condemns bomb threats at Jewish centers, orders investigation

Posted February 28, 2017

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday, including a center in Indianapolis.

Individual were evacuated to nearby York Suburban High School, according to the York Daily Record.

The ADL's CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, said that his organization was also responding to the bomb threats.

The Anti-Defamation League on Monday said there were reports of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and schools in several USA states.

"We did receive a bomb threat this morning".

Some 60 JCCs and Jewish schools have received almost 70 bomb threats since January 9, forcing the evacuation of hundreds, including preschool children, from the buildings, the JTA reported.

Jewish community centers in Delaware, Indiana, Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina and Florida received threats as well, NBC reported.

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"I think it's part of the larger problems that are happening with threats against all kinds of people just over the last few months", he said.

While police in both counties are aware of both threats, they are still investigating whether the two are connected.

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, reacted to the bomb threat made against the JCC.

Jewish groups, President Donald Trump and Israeli officials have all condemned the surge in disruptive intimidation, as well as the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries. The Lancaster Jewish Community Center closed in 2013. Laurie Erlich, Charles E. Smith's communications director, says the call containing the threat was automated. Simply put, hate has no home here in Camden County and we will prosecute the suspect who engaged in this act of hate and terror to the fullest extent of the law.

A link at its website cites the story by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that reported numerous threats nationwide, including York and Harrisburg centers receiving bomb threats Monday morning. "The Justice Department, Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the White House, alongside Congress and local officials, must speak out - and speak out forcefully - against this scourge of anti-Semitism impacting communities across the country".

Her daughter was among at least 200 people who evacuated a little after 10 a.m. Police searched with two K9s and didn't find any explosives.

A bomb threat was called into the Asheville Jewish Community Center, according to Asheville Police Dept.