Lawrence Family JCC: No credible threat

Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 08, 2017

LA JOLLA, Calif.— San Diego Police investigated a threat against the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Wednesday.

The report came in at 10:50 a.m., according to SDPD. Police did not comment on the source of the threat.

Dan Shapiro, marketing director of the JCC, said there was no credible threat and the center was not evacuated. 

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The threat marks at least the fourth time the La Jolla JCC has received a threat. The center has been evacuated following bomb threats at least three times in recent months.

The last threat against the center resulted in no bombs or bomb materials being located.

Wednesday's threat follows another wave of threats against JCCs reported across the country. Centers in New York, Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois received threats Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

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A Missouri man was arrested earlier this month in connection to the threats.

Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis and charged with cyberstalking. Authorities believe the threats made were related to efforts by Thompson to harass and vilify his former girlfriend.

Thompson is also accused of sending a note to the Lawrence Family JCC on Feb. 21. The note he sent said his girlfriend "hates Jewish people and is the head of a ring and put a bomb in the center to kill as many Jews asap," authorities said.

Another threat made against the San Diego center on Feb. 27 is still under investigation.

Police and federal officials have been investigating more than 100 threats called in to nearly 100 Jewish Community Center schools, child care and similar facilities in multiple states since Jan. 9.

This is a developing story. Stay with 10News as more information becomes available.