NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Defamation League National Headquarters Evacuated After Another Bomb Threat

NBC New York reports:

The Anti-Defamation League’s national headquarters in New York received a bomb threat Wednesday, and the group says it is working with authorities to determine if it is connected to the rash of threats targeting Jewish community centers across the country in recent months.

The bomb threat to the Third Avenue office was anonymous, according to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt [photo]. Greenblatt said while there is nothing to indicate the threat is anything more than that, the group is taking it “very seriously.” The specific nature of the threat wasn’t immediately clear. Police say they got a call about it shortly before noon.

“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 against people of all races and religions,” Greenblatt said in a statement.

The threat comes two days after 10 Jewish community centers across the country were evacuated in response to bomb threats. In January, another round of bomb threats targeted 53 Jewish community centers across 26 U.S. states and one Canadian province over a period of three days.