January 10, 2017
Several Jewish community centers have been evacuated as more than 15 bomb threats have been made across six states in a single day.
In total, 19 centers received phoned-in threats in the South and Northeast on Monday, including Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.
The number of threats investigated – some of which were prerecorded – are unusually high, according to an official.
Of the evacuated centers, no explosives were found and there have been no immediate reports of injuries, said Richard Sandler of the Jewish Federations of North America.
He added that some of the threats were ‘robocalls’ and no additional details about the calls were immediately available.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:34 am