NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner says there have been a number of threats made against gay bars and nightclubs in the city, but none appear to be credible.
Commissioner William Bratton says Wednesday that the threats were made by “cowards” who came out of the woodwork after Sunday’s shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people.
Bratton says there are no known, credible threats against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in New York.
He says police will thoroughly investigate each of the threats and police treat all of them seriously.
Bratton says there will also be an increased police presence at the city’s gay pride parade on June 26. He predicts this year’s parade will be the largest in the city’s history.
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