Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide.READ MORE: Warrant Issued For Dallas Police Officer Jacob Hughes, Accused Of Fabricating Evidence
A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s civil-rights division are investigating “possible civil rights violations in connection with threats.” The statement from the agency’s Washington headquarters doesn’t characterize the threats.
But the Anti-Defamation League the same day issued a statement citing “a series of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in at least 17 states.”READ MORE: Governor Greg Abbott Signs Texas Senate Bill 4 Tightening Restrictions On Abortion-Inducing Drug Availability
The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt adds about actual explosives that “so far these threats do not appear to be credible.” But the statement says centers should still take them seriously.
The ADL says it’s received reports of threats in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Delaware, Connecticut, Alabama, California, Maine, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Texas and Kansas.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth Clinic Offering 3rd-Dose COVID-19 Booster Shots For Eligible People
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