Mercer Island Jewish community center evacuated following bomb threat


Updated 8:26 pm, Monday, February 27, 2017

The Jewish Community Center in Mercer Island was evacuated Monday evening for an unspecified reason, as more than a dozen Jewish centers and day schools across the U.S. faced bomb threats.

Officials were vague about the nature of the threat.

No bombs were found at any of the locations, and officials at the Mercer Island center couldn’t confirm the reason for the evacuation. Bellevue police did, however, say that their bomb squad was called in to assist Mercer police and said “one could draw conclusions” for why it was called in.


Mercer Island police Cmdr. Leslie Burns says the threat was made by phone about 4:45 p.m. and she was not at liberty to reveal its contents.

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