MIDTOWN — A bomb threat was called in to the national headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League Wednesday morning, the organization said.
The anonymous call was made to the ADL’s office on Third Avenue near 40th Street about 11:05 a.m. but was later deemed not to be credible, the group and police said.
“We are taking it very seriously and working closely with law-enforcement officials to determine if it is connected to similar threats against Jewish institutions across the country,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.
Police did not immediately have more information.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose office is up the block, has directed state police to investigate the threat.
"This despicable act of anti-Semitism completely contradicts the values we hold dear as New Yorkers," he said in a statement.
The ADL was not immediately available for additional comment.
Jewish Community Centers around the country have been the targets of a number of scares recently, with 48 JCCs receiving threats during January, according to reports.