Atlanta ADL office targeted in bomb threat

Threat called into the Atlanta ADL office.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta branch of the Anti-Defamation League has become the latest target in a series of bomb threat to their offices and Jewish community centers across the country.

The office, on Piedmont Road Atlanta, was one of four ADL offices in the country to receive the telephoned bomb threats on Tuesday.

Atlanta police said the threat was on a loop repeating "there is bomb" several times.


After a sweep of the building by officers, nothing was found.

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, tweeted the other cities targeted were Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

“This is not ‘normal.’ We will not be deterred, or intimidated,” Greenblatt said in a statement.

These threats were in addition to threats at least four Jewish Community Center in Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, Florida and Maryland.

There have been 121 threats received since early January.

“It is time for action, and we call on the Administration and Congress to take concrete steps to catch those threatening the Jewish community,” Greenblatt said.

Homeland Security is investigating the incident.