The Jewish Community Center is seen in Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The latest in a wave of bomb threat hoaxes called into more than 20 Jewish community centers and schools across the country has again put administrators in the position of having to decide whether a threatening message on the other end of a phone line was enough to evacuate. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

BREAKING: Arrest Made in Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats Case

The wave of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish Community Centers and Jewish cemeteries over the last several weeks has set many in the nation on edge.

As of this morning, however, an arrest has been made.

From The Hill:

Police have arrested a St. Louis man accused of making at least eight threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and schools across the country.

The suspect, Juan Thompson, has been charged by federal authorities with making the threats — some in his name and some in the name of an ex-girlfriend he’s accused of cyberstalking.

Thompson is not suspected in all of the calls, nor are they suggesting he is responsible for some of the cemetery vandalism.

Federal prosecutors said Thompson “appears to have made at least eight of the JCC threats as part of a sustained campaign to harass and intimidate” the former romantic partner.

This story is still developing, so expect more to come, throughout the day.

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