With federal authorities’ arrest of 31-year old Juan Thompson on March 3 in connection with eight bomb threats to Jewish institutions since January, Jewish community professionals can breathe a partial sigh of relief. But true closure, they say, won’t come until the main perpetrator of the more than 100 incidents in that time is apprehended.
Thompson had been a reporter at the Intercept until February 2016, when he was fired for fabricating quotes and sources. He reportedly made the threats in an attempt to stalk and intimidate a former girlfriend.
Daniel Schere writes for the Washington Jewish Week.