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De Blasio sticks to gym routine despite bomb threat

July 24, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat didn’t keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from working out at his favorite gym in Brooklyn.

The Daily News reports that 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 searched both gyms and found 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.