Atlanta Jewish Community Center Receives Bomb Threat: Authorities

Bomb sniffing dogs with St. Louis County Police Department were dispatched to the Jewish Community Center at 2 Millstone Campus Drive following a bomb threat Wednesday morning, authorities said. All were deemed to be non-credible.

Juan M. Thompson, 32, is too much of a threat to the community to be released without any restrictions, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce ruled Monday.

On March 7 and 8, the Anti-Defamation League's Southeast office in Buckhead was among four ADL offices and at least 17 other Jewish institutions to receive bomb threats by phone or email.

On Sunday, Jewish institutions received bomb threats in Wisconsin, New York and Texas. Numerous institutions have been threatened a few times. He is not tied to the previous St. Louis bomb threat and isn't thought to be connected the new one, either.

We will not let this threat deter us from our mission and the responsibility we have to be the safe, welcoming, inclusive, and diverse communal town square for the generations of Atlantans who have relied on us. The calls and email came as Jewish communities around the globe celebrated the holiday of Purim. "From an Federal Bureau of Investigation standpoint, we are utilizing resources all across the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the field office level as well as our headquarters components, the criminal investigative division, the cyber division".

Also Tuesday, the website for the metropolitan Detroit area's Walk for Israel was hacked and peppered with hate-filled and anti-Semitic expressions.

  • Lila Blake