Violent threat made against Syracuse JCC in DeWitt



DeWitt, N.Y. - There's been another threat made against the Jewish Community Center in DeWitt, the third one this year.

DeWitt Police were called to the center on Thompson Road after the center received ‘a threat of violence.’ Police were specific that this was not a bomb threat.

The threat was made over the phone just before 10:00 a.m.  and the center went into lockdown – people at the center were told to shelter in place.

Police and their K-9 units searched the building from top to bottom for 90-minutes but found no threat inside or outside.

The facility was reopened for normal business.

DeWitt Police say they don't know who the caller was and their investigation is continuing.

Several Jewish Community Centers around the country also received threats, including a JCC outside of Rochester that was temporarily evacuated.

The Anti-Defamation League is once again the target of bomb threats. The organization's national headquarters in Manhattan tweeted around 10:15 this morning that several of its offices received threats. It did not say which offices were targeted. 


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