Capital Gazzette: Maryland congressional leaders seek investigation of anti-Semitic incidents

All of Maryland’s congressional delegation called on the U.S. Attorney for Maryland and the FBI to launch an investigation of a recent rash of anti-Semitic incidents and threats.

The wave of attacks and threats to Jewish community centers and schools reached Annapolis Monday when the Aleph Bet Day School on Spa Road received a bomb threat.

Emergency personnel responded the bomb threat made at 9:44 a.m. Monday morning. Annapolis police said employees reported that someone had called the school saying they’d placed an explosive device inside. None was found.

The bipartisan call for an investigation came Wednesday when Maryland’s leaders on Capitol Hill, led by senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and including congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, John Delaney, Jamie Raskin and Anthony Brown signed on to a letter seeking the inquiry.

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