NYC's Jewish Children's Museum evacuated after bomb threat

The Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat, police said.

A bomb threat was called into the museum at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning, an NYPD spokesman said, according to DNAInfo.

Since the beginning of the year, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) across the country have faced bomb threats. 

Earlier this week, all 100 senators demanded action in response to the latest wave of ant-Semitic bomb threats targeting JCCs.


“We write to underscore the need for swift action with regard to the deeply troubling series of anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Day Schools, Synagogues and other buildings affiliated with Jewish organizations or institutions across the country,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey.

“We thank you for your recent efforts and ask that you inform us of the actions that your Departments plan to take to address threats against these and other religious institutions."

The lawmakers said in the letter they want to make sure the centers can continue to "serve their communities free from violence and intimidation."