September 22, 2019

SF JCC Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

Screenshot from Twitter.

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) was evacuated on Thursday due to a bomb threat.

NBC Bay Area reports that both the JCC and the San Francisco Fire Credit Union was evacuated due to the threat; they’re across the street from each other.

JCCSF said in a statement on its website, “Due to a bomb threat at the SF Fire Credit Union across the street, SFPD [San Francisco Police Department] has requested that JCCSF evacuate 3200 California Street immediately. As of 11:03 am, the JCCSF has evacuated to our emergency location at the public library on Sacramento Street. Check back here for updates. We are closed until further notice. Thank you. This is not a threat directed towards the JCCSF.”

The NBC Bay Area report also notes that the SFPD is looking into other bomb threats throughout the city and that there have been bomb threats across the country on Thursday.

Witnesses on Twitter are saying that there are helicopters flying over the JCC:

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reportedly believes that the email threats across the country are not credible.

More to come.

UPDATE: JCCSF has re-opened: