Police give all clear at Jewish Comm. Center following bomb threat

Bomb threat called into JCC on Dutchmans Lane

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The Louisville Metro Police Department gave the all clear at the Jewish Community Center after a bomb threat was made on March 8.

LMPD posted on Facebook, "We are pleased to report all is safe and well at the Jewish Community Center."

The threat was called in around noon. The building was evacuated, according to LMPD. 

No injuries were reported. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department, EMS, Louisville Fire and some federal partners responded to the scene. 

JCC is located on Dutchmans Lane.

The following is a letter JCC sent out after the all clear was given:

Dear Friends

This morning, The J received a threat via email. We followed our emergency procedures, evacuated the building and alerted authorities.

Louisville Metro Police and other authorities have cleared the building. We have now reopened and will continue to follow our daily schedule.

For 127 years, the Jewish Community Center has been an integral part of Louisville. We are proud and committed to people of all backgrounds and faiths feeling welcome and included when they come through our doors.

The safety and security of our members is our greatest priority. We will continue to be vigilant and work closely with law enforcement throughout their investigation.

Thank you for your continued support.    

If you have questions or concerns, please email me at swagner@jewishlouisville.org.

Sara Wagner
President and CEO
Jewish Community of Louisville

Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) released the statement below after the Louisville Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat:

“My heart goes out to those who were made to fear for their lives or the lives of their children because of today's bomb threat at the Louisville JCC. I commend JCC leadership and first responders for the way they handled the matter and am relieved no one was hurt. It's a truly sad reality that this latest anti-Semitic threat comes as a surprise to no one. There have been more than 100 threats to Jewish Community Centers, schools, and organizations in the last two months, as well as vandalism at several Jewish cemeteries across the country. I called on the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security to aggressively investigate those incidents and will continue to do so. All Americans deserve the peace of mind of knowing that their leaders will stand with them regardless of their faith, skin color, or ethnicity. This fear and hate cannot become the new norm.”

 

 

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