Police investigating threats made to numerous Jewish Community Centers across area

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Bomb threats made to numerous JCCs across area
Lucy Yang has the story.

SEA VIEW, Staten Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating after numerous Jewish Community Centers across the New York area received bomb threats Monday.

List of locations that received threats:

In the New York area:

1) Sea View, Staten Island

2) Tarrytown, New York

3) New Rochelle, New York

4) Plainview, Long Island

5) Cherry Hill, New Jersey

6) Tenafly, New Jersey

Across the country:

1) Ann Arbor, Michigan

2) Asheville, North Carolina

3) Baltimore, Maryland

4) Birmingham, Alabama

5) Indianapolis, Indiana

6) Wilmington, Delaware

7) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

8) York, Pennsylvania

On Staten Island, the threat was called into the JCC on Manor Road in the Sea View section just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. The same JCC was threatened on January 11, when a threatening sticker was found. The sticker was on a bathroom wall of the JCC. It said "bomb" and had a swastika on it.The building was searched by NYPD and no bomb was found.

In Tarrytown, the phoned-in bomb threat was made to the JCC on 371 South Broadway. Kids were evacuated from the nursery school, and were taken to the Double Tree Hotel next door. Tarrytown Police and Westchester County Police responded to the scene with their bomb squad, and later cleared the building.

In New Rochelle, the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, located on 999 Wilmot Road received a bomb threat via telephone. The caller claimed that there was a bomb inside the building. The building was evacuated, and New Rochelle Police searched the building with k9. No explosive devices or suspicious packages were found. The incident remains under investigation.