Several threats made against NYC gay clubs after Orlando shooting

Several threats made against NYC gay clubs after Orlando shooting
FILE - In a June 12, 2016 file photo, an armed police officer stands guard outside the Stonewall Inn, in New York. Sunday's mass shooting the Pulse nightclub, in which gunman Omar Mateen killed dozens of people before dying in a gun battle, prompted an outpouring of reminiscence and reflection on that vital roles that such clubs have played for many lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people across the U.S.Photo: (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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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