No bomb found after threat prompts Los Gatos Jewish center evacuation

  • No bomb found after threat prompts Los Gatos Jewish center evacuation

No bomb found after threat prompts Los Gatos Jewish center evacuation

"In response to this threat, I am directing the New York State Police to coordinate with federal and local law enforcement to launch a full investigation into this matter".

Police arrived to the facility located at 1090 Coney Island Avenue at approximately 8:05am.

The letter, sent Wednesday by the JCC Association of North America, the national organization of Jewish community centers, requested a meeting with Sessions and urged the Justice Department to do more to stop the threats.

These latest threats come days after a wave of bomb threats Wednesday hit 20 JCCs, day schools in the United States and Canada, and offices of the Anti-Defamation League.

"We ask our civic and religious leaders to speak out against such actions and to affirm the diversity of our community as a source of pride and strength", the statement says. Additionally, it would double the federal penalty against making fake bomb threats from five years to 10 years. The police were alerted and are investigating.

President Donald J. Trump came out late last month to condemn such threats against the Jewish community.

The Crown Heights evacuation comes as the scourge of bomb threats to Jewish institutions continues nationwide.

"Four ADL offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. received telephoned bomb threats today".

According to statistics compiled by the New York Police Department, anti-Semitic acts have almost doubled in early 2017 as compared to one year earlier. The LJCC also received bomb threats on January 18, February 20, and February 27. "Hate crimes and threats are on the rise and we can't stand idly by and do nothing or pretend it's not happening".

More than 100 bomb threats have hit JCCs and other Jewish sites across the country since the beginning of the year.