The Anti-Defamation League received a bomb threat at its New York headquarters on Wednesday, NBC New York reported.
The threat was anonymous and is being taken "very seriously," CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said. Police said the threat was called in just before noon. It is not clear if the building was evacuated, as workers were answering phones around 1 p.m., The New York Daily News reports.
The threat comes amidst a spike in bomb threats to Jewish community centers. Earlier this week, vandals damaged a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.
This is not the first time that ADL has been targeted, and it will not deter us in our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and hate.
In January 2017 alone, 48 centers in 27 states and one Canadian province received nearly 60 bomb threats. Many were centered around the dates Jan. 9, 18 and 31. No bombs have been found as a result of those threats. The FBI is investigating the threats.
Here's the ADL's full statement.
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