Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested

Bloomfield Hills, MI, March 23, 2017 – The Detroit Jewish community is relieved and grateful that the F.B.I., working with Israeli law enforcement, has secured the arrest of an individual who is allegedly linked to the majority of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers in recent months. The apprehension of the American Israeli suspect, if he is proven to be involved, will go a long way toward calming the nerves of the Jewish community.  Still, many of the large number of recent threats, cemetery desecrations, and other anti-Semitic incidents – which constitute a significant uptick in anti-Semitism in contrast to past years – are unsolved crimes and need the determined work of our police agencies to catch the perpetrators. Dr. Richard Krugel, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, said “We thank law enforcement, government leaders, our interfaith partners and the media for their support during these tense weeks and months. We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to secure our community institutions and to counter anti-Semitism and other hate crimes against the Jewish community