READING, Pa. (Aug. 30)
State and local police and the FBI are investigating a bombing of the Jewish Community Center here Tuesday night. The two-story center building located on 17 acres at the eastern city line of Reading, was rocked by five simultaneous explosions, according to Harry S. Sack, executive director of the Jewish Community Council. He said the explosions went off minutes after people attending meetings at the center had left.
The explosions buckled in the front fire doors of the building and tore bricks loose from the handball court, Sack said. He said the full extent of the damage is not yet known but that the building is back in operation. Police believe the bombing was done by a professional. Sack said. The center did not receive any threats before the explosions, he added and he noted that there is a very active Klu Klux Klan group in the Reading area.