Police evacuated an Albany, N.Y., Jewish Community Center (JCC) Sunday after it received an emailed bomb threat, authorities said.
Albany and New York State police cleared the building Sunday morning and determined there were no devices inside the facility or its adjoining day care center, News10 reported.
Several other people with JCC emails also received emailed threats, officials said, although it was unclear whether they were all affiliated specifically with the Albany branch. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) tweeted Sunday that “multiple Jewish Community Centers across NY” received threats.
Bomb threats were made by email today against multiple Jewish Community Centers across NY.
At @AlbanyJCC, police evacuated the building, then declared it safe. An investigation into the threats is ongoing.
NY has zero tolerance for anti-Semitism — we won't let hate & fear win. pic.twitter.com/6ItIzr7U5s
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 23, 2020
In a Facebook post, the Albany JCC said the facility will remain closed for the remainder of the day.