Mayor Coleman, Councilmember Tolbert release statement regarding incident at Jewish Community Center

Mayor Chris Coleman and Councilmember Chris Tolbert today (February 20, 2017) released the following statement in response to today’s threat targeting the Jewish Community Center on St. Paul Avenue and Davern Street:

“This morning’s incident at the Jewish Community Center was something we all fear – but it also demonstrated the strength of our community. We are grateful for the Jewish Community Center staff and our police and firefighters who worked quickly to ensure the safety of all involved.

“Our hearts are with the families of the 190 children and their caregivers – people of every faith – who had to be evacuated. While no one was physically hurt, we know that it will take time for you and your children to feel safe. Know that your safety is our top priority and our law enforcement personnel will remain vigilant in the days and weeks ahead as we seek out those responsible.

“To be clear – these actions have no place in Saint Paul, and they have no place in our country. Our nation is feeling the weight of division, but now more than ever we must support each other, for the only way we move forward is together. We will stand in solidarity with the Jewish community against any who try to sow the seeds of hate in our midst.”