Jewish community center in NY evacuated after bomb threat

Published By ITCT News Desk On : February 23, 2020
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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.

In a Facebook post, the Albany JCC said the facility will remain closed for the remainder of the day.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Albany Jewish Community Center is closing at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Posted by Albany JCC on Sunday, 23 February 2020

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