- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a new round of threats against Jewish organizations nationwide (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

A spokesman for the White House is denouncing the bomb threats against Jewish institutions across the nation.

Sean Spicer said Tuesday during a press briefing that President Donald Trump’s administration rejects “these latest anti-Semitic and hateful threats in the strongest terms.”

The JCC of North America and the Anti-Defamation League reported receiving threats Tuesday.



Since Jan. 9, federal officials have been investigating more than 120 threats against Jewish organizations in three dozen states and a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries. On Friday, they arrested a Missouri man accused of making at least eight of the threats nationwide.

Spicer says as long as the threats continue, the administration will keep condemning them and look at ways to stop them.

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12:15 p.m.

The Anti-Defamation League says new threats have been made to four of its offices, at least six Jewish community centers and three day schools.

CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said Tuesday that threats have been received at its offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

He says the other threats were made in Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Florida, Maryland and Toronto.

New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says there were five threats in New York City on Tuesday morning, including to the ADL.

Federal officials have been investigating more than 120 threats against Jewish organizations in three dozen states since Jan. 9 and a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.

On Friday, they arrested a Missouri man accused of making at least eight of the threats nationwide.

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11:50 a.m.

The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country have received a new round of bomb threats.

New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says there were five threats in New York City on Tuesday morning, including to the ADL.

The JCC Association of North America says several Jewish community centers got email or phone threats overnight and early Tuesday.

Federal officials have been investigating more than 120 threats against Jewish organizations in three dozen states since Jan. 9 and a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.

On Friday, they arrested a Missouri man accused of making at least eight of the threats nationwide, including one to the ADL in New York.

Authorities said that case involved a bizarre campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend.

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11:30 a.m.

The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country are reporting a new round of bomb threats.

The New York-based ADL said Tuesday on Twitter that law enforcement agencies were responding to the “multiple bomb threats” it received at its offices.

Federal officials have been investigating more than 120 bomb threats called in to Jewish organizations in three dozen states since Jan. 9 and a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.

On Friday, they arrested a Missouri man accused of making at least eight of the threats nationwide, including one to the ADL in New York.

Authorities said that case involved a bizarre campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend.

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