NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Police said Sunday that over 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, local media reported.
Police said a man visiting the cemetery called police at 9:40 a.m. Sunday to report that three of his relatives' headstones had been knocked over and damaged.
Officers found that about 100 other headstones were also knocked over, apparently sometime after dark Saturday. A criminal mischief/institutional vandalism investigation was opened.
In a related incident, less than a week ago, nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City in Missouri.
This year alone, 54 Jewish community centers in 27 states received dozens of bomb threats, according to the Jewish Community Center Association.
The White House has denounced the spate of threats made against Jewish community centers around the country.