A New York City polling station was shut down temporarily Sunday afternoon after the site received a bomb threat.
Per NBC 4 News, A New Yor City school that serves as a polling station had to suspend its operations on Sunday afternoon after a caller claimed a pipe bomb was inside of the school.
Vincent Ignizio who serves as NYC’s Board of Elections Deputy Executive Director tweeted: “The NYPD notified us of a bomb scare at 1573 Madison Ave, which is an early voting site. Emergency protocols were initiated immediately. Staff along w/ a handful of voters were escorted out safely,”.
A bomb threat called into a New York City school Sunday temporarily suspended operations at the early voting site, police and election officials said. https://t.co/1iBW5AGAIj
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) November 6, 2022
After authorities did a thorough sweep, they were able to conclude there were no explosive devices inside the polling station.
Shortly after the school was cleared election workers were allowed to resume their positions.
BOMB THREAT Temporarily Shuts Down Polling Station in Harlem
NYPD notified of a bomb threat at 1573 Madison Ave, an early voting site. Emergency protocols initiated immediately, staff and voters were evacuated. No bomb located. Site has now reopened.