web analytics
January 16, 2017 / 18 Tevet, 5777
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Classifieds Section Check out the Jewish Press Classifieds

You can buy, sell and find what you need in the Jewish Press Classifieds section.



Disgruntled Employee Planned to Bomb U. of Washington Hillel

By:

Printer-Ready Page Layout
jewish-press-small-logo-rectangle

Photo Credit: .



A former employee at the University of Washington Hillel was arrested after threatening to blow up the building.

The man, who was fired recently as a maintenance worker, was arrested Monday after making the threat in the basement of the Karen Mayers Gamoran Family Center for Jewish Life building and mixing toxic chemicals in a supply closet, according to the Seattle Times.

As many as 30 employees and students evacuated the building and called police. A police SWAT team entered the building and found the man, who has not been named, overcome by fumes from the mixed chemicals, which included ammonia and bleach.

Police closed roads to traffic around the building during the incident. The Hillel, which is located about two blocks from the campus, was set to reopen on Tuesday, according to the Seattle Times.

Hillel director Rabbi Oren Hayon told the Los Angeles Times that he did not believe the attack was anti-Semitic.

JTA

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.


Loading Facebook Comments ...



Imported and Older Comments:

  1. Les Legato says:

    Thats what Hillel gets for supporting Democrats.


Current Top Story
Wayward camels being corralled by Israeli law enforcement
Dozens of ‘Death Herd’ Camels Confiscated, Caused Fatal Road Accidents [video]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/disgruntled-employee-planned-to-bomb-u-of-washington-hillel/2014/02/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: