PARK SLOPE – Two YMCA branches in the neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday morning after one received a bomb threat aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio who regularly exercises there.
On Wednesday, July 24 at around 7:30 p.m., the YMCA Armory branch, which is located at 361 15th Street, got a phone call from a woman. According to the cops, the woman said, “I am going to blow up the Brooklyn YMCA because that’s where Mayor de Blasio goes and he likes black people and is running for president.”
De Blasio does not attend the Armory branch. Rather, he goes to the one on Ninth Street. After receiving the threatening phone call, cops evacuated both YMCA branches. They then checked for explosives and both branches were cleared.
The bomb scare did not stop the presidential hopeful from working out at the gym. According to his spokesperson Freddi Goldstein, “Police confirmed it was safe and when he arrived on the scene it was safe for him to enter.”
As of today, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.