Unfounded threats were made against the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Nerabi Courthouses and NYPD headquarters on Tuesday as New York tightens security in preparation for a possible indictment of former President Trump, the Daily News learned.
When barricades were set up near high-profile buildings in Lower Manhattan, someone called 911 and said a bomb had been planted in Manhattan Criminal Court, according to a law enforcement source.
Additional calls claimed that bombs had been planted at NYPD headquarters as well as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office. All threats were investigated and quickly found to be unfounded.
According to the source, the caller claimed that the bombs were planted in cars parked inside or outside the buildings.
As a result, the Manhattan Supreme Court hearing in the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against Trump was briefly delayed as court officials cited a “security risk.”
Bragg is believed to be considering felony charges against Trump for reimbursing Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen on a $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election.
The 76-year-old former commander-in-chief sparked a storm of protest over the weekend, saying he would be arrested on Tuesday and urging supporters to protest any indictment.
“Leading Republican nominee and former President of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday next week,” he wrote on his Truth Social platform. “Protest, take back our nation!”
Mayor Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell are outlining precautions ahead of the decision and have already erected barricades outside the Manhattan Criminal Court as well as Trump Tower.