A man has been arrested for allegedly making threats against Jewish institutions, the FBI said on Friday.
Juan Thompson, 31, “allegedly caused havoc, expending hundreds of hours of police and law enforcement resources”, said NYPD Commissioner James P O’Neill.
He allegedly made eight threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC), while claiming to be a former girlfriend.
The centres have received over 100 threats this year and several Jewish cemeteries have been vandalised.
He was arrested in St Louis, Missouri, and will be in court later on Friday.
As well as his alleged threats against the JCCs in January and February this year, he is also accused of sending an emailed threat to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offices in New York City.