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Bomb threat called in to DC Jewish Military History Museum

A bomb threat was called into a Jewish museum on Thursday July 19 in the early afternoon, according to local police.

The Jewish Military History Museum received the call at 12:30 and immediately alerted the police who cleared the area, eventually declaring the site safe, allowing the museum to reopen.

The call was made by a male who spoke in a “foreign accent”, warning that there would be a bomb in the building on Thursday or Friday.

The Museum states that its mission is to preserve “the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States … [and to educate] the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces”.