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Cuomo: Jewish center evacuated; threats sent around country

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Posted at 1:36 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 01:36:01-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Albany Jewish Community Center was evacuated and searched Sunday morning after it and several other centers around the country received anonymous emailed threats.

Cuomo went to the Albany center after police evacuated about 100 people, searched the building and declared it safe.

Cuomo's office said similar vague threats were emailed to about 18 other Jewish Community Centers around the country.

The centers provide educational, fitness and social programs for children and adults. Cuomo said the FBI is investigating where the threats originated. Cuomo said there have been about 42 anti-Semitic incidents around the state since the beginning of the year.