NYPD Bomb Squad Investigates Alleged Threat at Manhattan Voting Center

The New York Police Department bomb squad moved to a polling place in Upper Manhattan on Sunday morning after a threat was reported.the authorities reported.

The alleged threat against the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex on Madison Avenue in the vicinity of East 107th Street in East Harlem was engineered by someone who “didn’t want to go to school,” an NYPD spokeswoman revealed.

“It had nothing to do with the elections,” the police representative explained about the threat, which was posted on Twitter on Saturday night. “It seems it was specific to the school.”

The spokeswoman said that similar threats have been made against the school in the past.

After the school was deemed safe, voting resumed, police said.

New York City authorities warned that “heightened vigilance” is needed during the midterms due to “hostile rhetoric” and “widespread threats” on Internet forums, according to an internal memo that was obtained by the New York Post.

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