A series of bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers on Monday, the JCC Association of North America reported. At least 10 community centers received bomb threats, forcing many to evacuate while officials searched the premises, according to NBC News, the Daily Beast reports.
The threats reportedly targeted community centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Birmingham, Alabama; Buffalo, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Tampa, Florida. “We are aware of a number of bomb threats at JCCs. Js are working directly w/local authorities to make sure people & premises are safe,” the JCC Association of North America wrote in a tweet. Jewish centers have seen a spike in bomb threats in 2017, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read more at TWITTER.