Jewish-Owned Business Threatened in DC
The police are dithering. Of course you may remember what happened to the Texas man who got drunk and called in a non-credible threat to a mosque in Murfreesboro.
WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants.
- One of the many messages received by the D.C. business. (Photo: WJLA)
For the past five months a barrage of phone calls and internet postings have threatened employees. The callers vow to carry out mass murder.
ABC7 News is not identifying the business nor any individuals because of the sensitive nature of these threats.
The business is Jewish owned and some of the threats are anti-Semitic while others are racial or homophobic.
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have employees worried.
The owner says D.C. police investigated but handed the case over to Homeland Security, which deemed the threats not credible.
Verizon says the calls are traceable but it needs police to ask it to take action.
The business owner says the detectives tell him they must hear from Verizon first.
The business owner and employees say they know of no one who has an axe to grind against them and they are baffled as to why the callers are targeting them.