At almost the same time, a bomb threat was called in to a Miami Beach center, the outlet reported.
“It’s disturbing,” said Elise Jarvis, who directs the Anti-Defamation League’s security programs, and has so far counted a dozen threats in the United States on Monday, with more coming in.
No one was hurt in those cases. But a few weeks later, a Florida man was arrested and accused of plotting to blow up a synagogue after getting a fake bomb from an undercover FBI agent.
Jarvis said many of today’s calls appear to come from the same phone number.
“Should an institution be hit by something like this, it should be taken extremely seriously,” she said. “At the same time, these are tactics to disrupt operations, and scare tactics.”
She said a few Jewish organizations reported bomb threats last week, too, though nowhere near Monday’s scale.
The Anti-Defamation League was in touch with the Department of Homeland Security, Jarvis said. The spokesperson for the FBI said the agency was aware of the threats but provided no details.