College Student Arrested for Bomb Threat Against Florida Jewish Museum

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The Times of Israel reports: A bomb threat forced the cancellation of an event at the Jewish Museum of Florida on the Balfour Declaration.

Law enforcement apprehended a 21-year-old college student after he allegedly issued the threat ahead of Thursday’s event, the American Jewish Committee’s Miami office said in a statement.  Oscar Aguayo, who attends Florida International University, was taken into police custody, according to the Miami Herald. Police said the message threatened to “raise havoc” at the event.

While Aguayo was being interviewed by police, an FIU police dog identified possible explosives in his car, leading to the evacuation of a university parking garage. “We won’t be intimidated by threats and will continue to stand for our principles and values,” wrote Brian Siegal, the AJC Florida office’s director, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

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