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Arrest made in connection to threats against Jewish centers across nation

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Police tape blocks a parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

An arrest has been made in connection to a series of threats made against Jewish centers in New York.

Juan Thompson, 31, is accused of making threats against a Jewish history museum, various Jewish schools, and a chapter of the Anti-Defamation League -- all in New York.

His arrest comes after the recent wave of bomb threats against Jewish establishments that have swept across the nation. Jewish centers in Los Angeles and Orange counties have also been targets, including  the Westside Jewish Community Center in L.A., and the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine. It’s unclear whether those threats are related to what other Jewish centers of worship have experienced, police say.

If you are part of Southern California’s Jewish community, call 866 893 5722 and let us know how you feel about these threats, and what conversations have you had with your friends and families.


Colleen Long, AP reporter who’s been following the arrest

David Suissa, president of TRIBE Media Corp. and the LA-based Jewish Journal

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