March 12, 2017
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Directs Investigation into Bomb Threat at Brighton Jewish Community Center

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"The new bomb threat against the Brighton Jewish Community Center -- the second threat in less than a week -- is a despicable and cowardly act that will not be tolerated in New York. It is especially repugnant that this latest act of anti-Semitism took place on Purim, a day that we celebrate the resiliency of the Jewish people.

"I am directing the New York State Police to coordinate with federal and local law enforcement to launch a full investigation into this matter. State Police are currently on the scene and working in partnership with local authorities, including the Brighton Police Department. We will find whoever is responsible for this and bring them to justice.

"Like all New Yorkers, I am profoundly disturbed and disgusted by the continued threats against the Jewish community in New York. As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division. New York is one family, and an attack on one is an attack on all."

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