Bomb Threat Forces New Orleans JCC to Evacuate

The incident comes after the ADL's national headquarters in New York, a San Diego-area JCC and a North Carolina Jewish day school were subjected to phoned-in bomb threats.

New Orleans JCC.
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A phone call threatening a bomb attack forced the New Orleans Jewish Community Center to evacuate on Thursday morning, Katie Steiner of WWL-TV tweeted.

People were allowed back into the building about two hours after they were evacuated following the 9:15 A.M. call.

JCC staffers told another WWL reporter, Lyons Yellin, who was working out at the facility, that the bomb threat was a recording.

This week, the national headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League in New York, a San Diego-area JCC and a North Carolina Jewish day school were subjected to phoned-in bomb threats.

On Monday, 11 JCCs across the country received bomb threats from callers, the fourth such wave of threats in five weeks.