Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Feb 28 2017

Bomb threat at Stroum Center latest in string of anti-Semitic acts around the country

OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement after a bomb threat Monday afternoon forced the evacuation of the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island:

“These types of threats have absolutely no place in our society. This was an act of cowardice and intimidation.

“I urge all Washingtonians to join me in sending a clear message that threats like this will not be tolerated — not in our state, and not in our nation.”

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Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov