Police respond after threat made to local JCC - KMOV.com

Police respond after threat made to local JCC

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Police outside the JCC in St. Louis Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Police outside the JCC in St. Louis Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis County police responded after a threat was made to the local Jewish Community Center Wednesday morning.

Several police cars and five K-9 units were seen investigating the threat at the Arts and Education Building of The J. Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, located on Millstone Campus Drive, around 10 a.m.

Following the threat, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger issued the following statement: 

Continued threats and harassment toward our Jewish Community cannot be tolerated. We are committed to a responsive and responsible government that promotes tolerance, understanding and inclusiveness. There is no place for this reprehensible conduct in St. Louis County. St. Louis County Police have turned over the investigation to the FBI.

A threat was also called into a Jewish Community Center in Atlanta, officials told News 4.

In January, the Jewish Community Center was evacuated after a bomb threat. That day, there were reports of 25 Jewish Community Centers across the country receiving bomb threats.

Earlier in the month, a St. Louis man, Juan Thompson, was arrested for allegedly making multiple threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States.

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