Whitefish Bay's Jewish Community Center evacuated after threat

  • Whitefish Bay's Jewish Community Center evacuated after threat

Whitefish Bay's Jewish Community Center evacuated after threat

Dozens of people were evacuated.

The center was closed and evacuated Sunday morning while authorities cleared it.

Last week's threat involved an email message, and that incident is still under investigation. Museums, houses of worship, advocacy groups and cemeteries have been targets of bomb threats and vandalism.

More than 130 threats have been made in the US alone since January.

"Everything is normal. We really try to resume activities as quickly as possible and that's our way with dealing with the situation".

He says the first bomb threat they received was on Tuesday.

Sunday's threat coincided with the Jewish holiday of Purim, a festive commemoration of the defeat of a plot to exterminate Jews in ancient Persia.

Since January 1, 2017, at least 103 locations of Jewish organizations in the USA have received a total of 140 bomb threats. He directed the New York State Police to work with federal and local law enforcement on an investigation.

The Rochester center and the JCC of Greater Syracuse in DeWtt, both received threats earlier this week. "As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division".

Similar threats have been called in today in Wisconsin, New York and California.