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Astorino meets with leaders of Westchester synagogues about recent bomb threats


Astorino: "... law enforcement is going to do everything possible ..."

SCARSDALE – Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino and other top county officials met with over 20 executive directors of Westchester-based synagogues on Thursday to discuss the recent bomb threats and hate crimes targeting the Jewish community in the county and beyond, and the briefings he receives on an ongoing basis from the local and national intelligence community.

Astorino briefed the religious leaders about county resources available to them and suggested they get a direct threat assessment and vulnerability study of their individual facilities.  Community concern should apply to all segments of society, he said.

“With the bomb threats to our Jewish community centers, we want, not only our Jewish community, but our entire community of Westchester to understand that law enforcement is going to do everything possible to protect people, but also what people need to do to protect themselves,” Astorino said after the meeting.

There have been a number of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers in Westchester County alone in recent days prompting Astorino’s meeting on Thursday.

 


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