Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn evacuated due to bomb threat, NYPD say

It comes after a series of bomb threats prompted evacuations at several Jewish community centres across the US

Samuel Osborne
Thursday 09 March 2017 16:16 GMT
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The threat was sent to the museum around 9.30am
The threat was sent to the museum around 9.30am

The Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, the NYPD said.

The threat was sent to the museum around 9.30am and police are investigating.

It comes two days after a series of bomb threats prompted evacuations at several Jewish community centres across the US.

Every US senator has signed a letter calling for greater federal help in tackling the new wave of bomb threats.

“We’ve never seen such a period of concentrated threats against the Jewish community,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference.

“The last few weeks are more troubling than anything I’ve seen in many, many years.”

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