York JCC closed due to bomb threat

YORK, Pa.– The York JCC is one of many that closed today due to bomb threats.

The center released this statement on the situation:

“This morning, February 27, we received a bomb threat by telephone at the front desk of the York JCC. We were one of multiple JCCs on the east coast that have received threats today.

Once the threat was received, we immediately followed our safety and security evacuation protocols and coordinated with York County law enforcement.

Emergency responders conducted an extensive sweep of the building, and declared our JCC safe for normal operations to resume. Law enforcement and our security consultants believe that these threats appear similar to the “hoax” threats that JCCs have received over the last two months.

We are working closely with Governor Wolf, our local Congressional representatives, the Justice Department, and the FBI to intensify the efforts to address these threats. It is imperative that immediate steps be taken to respond to the situation and identify and prosecute the perpetrators, so that we can stop future acts of intimidation.

We will continue our communications to keep you fully apprised of the evolving situation. As a community, we must continue to work together to combat anti-Semitism in all its forms.”

 

 

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