Cuomo Orders Probe After Rochester JCC Receives 2nd Bomb Threat

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Cuomo Orders Probe After Rochester JCC Receives 2nd Bomb Threat

The JCC announced on twitter they will reopen at 12:00 p.m. Sunday.

The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCC) was evacuated for the second time in less than a week following a bomb threat on Sunday morning. The DeWitt center was put on lockdown for some time while police investigated a non-specific threat of violence.

A Crown Heights Jewish museum got an emailed bomb threat on Thursday, and someone texted a scare to a Midwood Jewish Center on Friday - both sites were later cleared by police.

There have been similar incidents at Jewish centres across Canada and in the U.S.

The same community centre received a bomb threat March 7 that also turned out to be a hoax.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the incident "despicable and cowardly", especially on a holiday weekend celebrating "the resiliency of the Jewish people". The Rochester center was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying NY state police are investigating, along with local and federal law enforcement. "NY is one family, and an attack on one is an attack on all".

Last week, 20 bomb threats were called into JCCs in 12 separate states during the day, including multiple locations in NY and New Jersey.

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