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Pizzagate threat at Roberta’s in Bushwick investigated by NYPD

A threat made to an employee of Roberta's

A threat made to an employee of Roberta's in Bushwick, Brooklyn is being investigated by police after the pizza shop became entangled in the Pizzagate false news story. Photo Credit: Anthony Falco

Police said they are investigating a violent threat aimed at an employee of a Bushwick pizzeria that is being harassed online over false news reports.

Roberta’s on Moore Street has been the target for conspiracy theorists who are trying to connect it to a made-up story about a Washington D.C. pizza joint being a front for a child prostitution ring organized by Hillary Clinton.

Last Thursday, a 24-year-old female employee of the restaurant received a threatening call around 11:20 a.m., according to cops.

“The caller stated ‘The victim will bleed and be tortured,’” a police spokesman said.

The next day the store received another call asking if it had connections to a website that published the Pizzagate lie.

No suspects have been named in the Roberta’s incident as of Wednesday.

Representatives for restaurant didn’t respond to messages for comment.


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