Police Respond To Albany JCC After Widespread Bomb Threats
18 facilities, including the Albany Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat via email on Sunday morning prompting a swift shutdown and search by K-9 Units.
According to Spectrum News, the email threat to many facilities indicated a bomb was inside the building which turned out to not be the case. As a result, according to Spectrum News, about a hundred people inside the JCC had to be evacuated from classes and activities as a precaution.
The email received by the Albany JCC among many others, came shortly after 11 am on Sunday.
Steve Smith, public information officer of the Albany Police Department, told reporters "There's nothing in the email to indicate this specific JCC (Albany) was targeted by any means, or there was a bomb in this building, but certainly on the side of caution we responded here with our K9 unit."