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Woman Tried to Threaten Bill De Blasio's Brooklyn Gym With Bomb Because He ‘Likes Black People'

The woman made the threat because de Blasio "likes black people," she said — but if she was targeting the mayor, she called the wrong gym

What to Know

  • An anonymous caller phoned the Park Slope Armory YMCA at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and said she was going to blow the place up
  • The woman made the threat because de Blasio "likes black people," she said, but if she was targeting the mayor, she called the wrong gym
  • Police evacuated those who were inside and searched both gyms, finding no explosive devices

A bomb threat didn't keep New York City Mayor de Blasio from working out at his favorite gym in Brooklyn.

An anonymous caller phoned the Park Slope Armory YMCA at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and said she was going to blow the place up.

The caller said she was targeting de Blasio's gym because the mayor "likes black people and is running for president."

De Blasio, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, is actually a regular at the Prospect Park YMCA six blocks away.

Police evacuated the building and searched both gyms, finding no explosive devices.

De Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said the mayor was headed to his gym when the call came in. She said he exercised after the police completed their sweep.

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