Providence police investigating threat to Jewish center

It's just the latest round of threats to Jewish community centers across the country since January.

JCC member Rachel Kohr said that children at the center have been safely evacuated and relocated to York Suburban High School.

There were other reports Monday of threats made against Jewish centers in other states, including Florida and Indiana.

In total, 90 bomb threats have been phoned in to 73 Jewish community centers and schools across 30 states and one Canadian province on five different days since the beginning of the year.

This incidents remain under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the New Rochelle Police Department's General Investigations Unit at 914-654-2270. No explosives have been uncovered amid the months of threats, many of which have been called in. On Saturday hundreds of headstones were vandalized at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia.

It was not clear whether police were involved in the threat, and no further details were available.

"The ADL will do everything in our power to combat this wave of anti-Semitism", Greenblatt said.

The threat was received at 4:19 p.m. local time by a staff member answering phone calls at the location and is the second one received by the ADL, after its NY headquarters were targeted last week.

No bombs were found at any of the locations, and officials at the Mercer Island center couldn't confirm the reason for the evacuation. Numerous buildings were cleared by early Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations. An employee at the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC on Staten Island told the Staten Island Advance that she received a brief bomb threat call from a caller who sounded male.

And ever since President Donald Trump took office and became the leader of the country, he has been relatively mum on these growing threats of violence aimed at Jews.

  • Rogelio Becker