Jewish leaders meet with FBI director over bomb threats

Jewish community leaders have met with the FBI director after a man was arrested in threats against at least eight Jewish institutions nationwide and the Anti-Defamation League’s headquarters in New York City.

The JCC Association of North America says Friday’s meeting included discussion of threats directed against Jewish institutions in the past two months.

The association says the Jewish community is deeply grateful for the FBI’s “extraordinary effort.” It says representatives left the meeting “with the highest confidence” that the agency will work to resolve the matter soon.

Authorities say 31-year-old Juan Thompson made the threats in an effort to harass and vilify his former girlfriend.

They say some of the threats were made in the woman’s name.

Thompson is due to appear in court in Missouri later Friday.