One Man Suspected in Most Bomb Threats Against Jewish Sites
AP, Mar 9 2017
NYPD head of intelligence John Miller said Thursday that investigators believe one man using a voice changer and phone spoofing device is behind a large number of the 148 threats the ADL says have been made against Jewish institutions across the country since January. On Thursday, a Jewish children’s museum in Brooklyn was evacuated for a few hours after police investigated an emailed bomb threat. One arrest has been made in the threats, a man accused of making eight of the calls in an effort to harass his ex-girlfriend. On CBS This Morning, Miller described the attacks as coordinated, saying:
The spoofing device makes it appear the call is not coming from the number the man is using, and makes it appear it’s coming from within the institution. We have an offender with some technical prowess here. We are working with federal officials who are the lead investigators on the case, and with institutions in New York to help them manage responses to the threats. Most of the time, the person who’s legitimately trying to do harm doesn’t call ahead to diminish the amount of harm he or she is doing.