A bomb threat called into a New York City school Sunday temporarily suspended operations at the early voting site, police and election officials said.
Election workers and early voters were evacuated from the East Harlem school around 12 p.m. until the NYPD could provide the “all clear.”
“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,” Board of Elections Deputy Executive Director Vincent Ignizio wrote on Twitter.
No one was injured and police are searching for the suspect.
“Our sites are extremely safe,” Ignizio told Gothamist. “They run really efficiently. We’ve had a really good early voting season and we encourage people to come out and vote.”
We are awaiting the “all clear” from the NYPD. Once received, we will continue with voting operations until our scheduled close time of 5pm.— NYC Board of Elections (@BOENYC) November 6, 2022
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Vincent Ignizio, Deputy Executive Director