Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Jewish Children’s Museum
The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated Thursday after staffers received a frightening email saying several pipe bombs were hidden in the building, officials said.
Cops raced to the museum on Eastern Parkway near Kingston Ave. in Crown Heights after the email was received at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.
The building was cleared and cops were in the process of a floor-by-floor bomb search.
…The email was directed to the Jewish Children’s Museum “concerning museum security,” according to the threat, which was acquired by the Daily News.
“A group of individuals who I used to work for… have successfully planted pipe bombs at the museum and the devices are set to go of today at a busy hour of the day,” the email read. “To my knowledge I am aware there are three pipe bombs scattered throughout the museum. They will be detonated via cellphone that my group leader has in his possession.”
The person making the threat said the bomb plot had been hammered out for months — and that a museum staffer helped plant the bombs.
“This is going to be a well planned attack,” the email writer said, explaining that he had decided to tip off museum workers after a change of conscience.
…Opened in 2005, the institution is the largest Jewish-themed children’s museum in the United States.
I’m doing that thing where you apply rationality to obviously irrational people. But who the hell calls in a bomb threat to a CHILDREN’S museum. My heart is in my throat.
The same type of terrorist who calls in bomb threats to Jewish facilities that have preschool or day school programs.