The 700 block of San Francisco’s Market Street is open again following a bomb threat against Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offices.
The threat came in over the telephone around 4:19 p.m. Monday and resulted in a sweep of offices and nearby buildings.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Two dozen San Francisco police officers … [arrived] on the scene” once the threat was reported. They evacuated “a Wells Fargo bank branch, a 7-11, a CVS and a Walgreens,” then searched them all for explosive devices.
No explosives were found.
The bomb threat against the SF ADL “was one of 28 called into Jewish community centers and schools in 17 states on Monday.” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said, “One threat or evacuation is one too many, and yet we’ve now seen more than 20 incidents in a single day not just to ADL, but to children’s schools and community centers — and more than 90 incidents since the start of this year.”
Greenblatt added, “The level of threats and incidents is astounding, and must not stand. We will do everything in our power to combat this wave of anti-Semitism.”
SF ADL director Vlad Khaykin noted that he has seen a rising threat level during the past few weeks. He said that “there had been 50 bomb threats to Jewish community centers in 2017 and 90 threats against Jewish institutions.”
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