De Blasio receives nuke threat letter


NEW YORK’S new mayor Bill de Blasio received an ominous letter addressed to his home that threatened a “nuclear attack against New York City”

The letter arrived the same day that five hotels near the Super Bowl site received similar mail, police sources said.

Although the letter was addressed to the mayor’s home in Park Slope, Brooklyn it was opened at City Hall.

Police said the note did not threaten de Blasio directly.

In addition to threatening to nuke the city, the writer also took aim at the Super Bowl, saying that it should be called the “treason bowl,” sources said.

“Unfortunately, threatening letters do come with the job,’’ de Blasio told reporters on Sunday.

“It’s just an unfortunate reality of our society.”

The mayor added, “I have absolute faith that the NYPD is handling this and every other threat very well and very professionally, and I’m not going to comment on it.”

The letters sent to the New Jersey hotels also contained a powder.

It was later examined and found to be harmless cornstarch.

The de Blasio letter did not contain any powder.

But police said a cornstarch-dusted letter addressed to the Manhattan office of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at 1251 Sixth Ave. also was discovered.


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