BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights division will investigate nationwide threats against Jewish Community Centers for possible civil rights violations, according to the FBI's Birmingham division.
Monday morning, Birmingham police investigated another bomb threat at the Levite Jewish Community Center on Montclair Road.
"The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and will ensure this matter is investigated in a fair, thorough, and impartial man," Paul E. Draymond of the FBI said in an email.
Police responded to the scene around 8:30 a.m. Lt. Sean Edwards says the threat was a recording and not called in by someone.
Police say nothing was found.
The first bomb threat happened Jan. 18 and then again on Feb. 20.
Rep. Terri Sewell released this statement about the nationwide threats as well as the one under investigation in Birmingham:
Sewell, along with 157 members of Congress, issued a letter on Feb. 23 to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to look into threats taking place nationwide.
Governor Robert Bentley said he was "deeply troubled" by the threats in a Monday statement, saying that he ordered the State Bureau of Investigation to coordinate with federal and local officials in Birmingham.