A 19-year old man was arrested in connection with the many recent bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC). The young man is himself a Jewish person — a dual American-Israeli citizen. His name has not been released.
He was arrested in Israel after a joint FBI/Israeli police investigation. They believe many of the calls were from other countries — not from the U.S. The caller used technology to change the sound of his voice to a woman’s.
It appears this person was responsible for most of the threats — over 100 of them in 33 different states and some international threats.
A JCC leader, Doron Krakow, said he was happy a suspect was arrested, but was troubled by the fact that the person was Jewish.
It is not clear what the motive/reasons why this person made those threats.
Earlier this month a person was arrested for making bomb threats — a fired reporter, Juan Thompson — made the threats to scare a woman who Juan used to be in a relationship with.
Juan was responsible for around 8 of the calls, while the majority of the calls seems to be the young man who was just arrested. We’ll see what more we can learn from the investigation.