Albany Jewish center cleared after bomb threat – CNN

Albany police were notified of the email around 11:05 a.m. and responded with officers and three K-9 units, Albany police spokesman Steve Smith said.
With the help of New York State Police, officers cleared the building and determined there was no device or any threat inside the center or the neighboring day care center, Smith said.
The threat was also sent to several people with JCC emails, though it is not clear whether the additional people are also affiliated with the Albany JCC or other centers.
New York officials are adding more security for Jewish communities after several attacks this month
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted Sunday that “Bomb threats were made by email today against multiple Jewish Community Centers across NY.”
The incident is the latest in a growing number of anti-Semitic threats and attacks in New York and around the country. Cuomo said Sunday there have been about 42 anti-Semitic incidents in the state in the past couple of months, CNN affiliate WTEN reported.
Attorney General William Barr last month said the Justice Department will get more involved in fighting such crimes as their number rises.
The FBI has been notified about the Albany incident, and the investigation is ongoing, according to Smith.
Cuomo was at the Albany JCC on Sunday, according to Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the governor’s office.
The New York Police Department is monitoring the situation in Albany, an NYPD spokesman told CNN on Sunday, saying it is not currently aware of any threats made to any JCCs in the city.

Source: cnn.com

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