Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum

Posted March 10, 2017

According to DNAinfo, administrators at the Jewish Children's Museum received an email at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday that claimed three pipe bombs planted inside the center would explode.

- The Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn was abruptly closed Thursday due to "unforeseen circumstances".

This is a developing story.

When Cincinnati's Mayerson Jewish Community Center was hit with a bomb threat on January 18, Adam Bellows was satisfied with how the staff handled the preschool kids, including his two-year-old son.

The museum was built as a memorial to Ari Halberstam, the 16-year-old who was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire on a van of Hasidic students the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994, and Gov. Cuomo noted that the threat flew in the face of everything the institution stands for. The NYPD evacuated everyone from the building and barred people from entering as officers inspected the museum.

West Hartford - Jewish community centers in CT and Kentucky were the latest targets of separate bomb threats this week.

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The Louisville Jewish community center had to be evacuated after a bomb threat was made there yesterday.

"Earlier this week, all 100 senators demanded action in response to the latest wave of ant-Semitic bomb threats targeting JCCs".

The letter came one day after the entire United States Senate sent a missive to not only Sessions but also Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and FBI Director James Comey asking that more be done to address the issue.

"We urge the president, attorney general and Federal Bureau of Investigation to use all available resources to investigate every such threat and to bring those behind them to justice swiftly", Jewish Federation Executive Director Kirk Wisemayer said.

The building is located at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway, just across from 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad-Lubavitch's world headquarters.