Troy business owners board up windows over violence concerns

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: June 01, 2020 06:33 PM
Created: June 01, 2020 05:51 PM

TROY - Business owners in Troy boarded up their windows, saying they want to be prepared.


According to Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, there are no credible threats of violence to his city that he's aware of.

Even so, with a protest rally scheduled for this coming Sunday afternoon, business owners in Troy didn't want to take any chances.

That's why on Monday the Collar City became a plywood city. The most often heard sounds in the city's downtown being circular saws and screw guns. Business owners raced to board up their properties ahead of any violence or chaos.

Again, the mayor says he has no reason to believe what happened in Albany over the weekend will repeat in his city this coming weekend.

Business owners on the other hand tell NewsChannel 13 they have heard about threats on social media. Some say they have witnessed what they describe as peculiar behavior by strange people in recent days, which gave them the eerie feeling they were being cased.

Hear some of their concerns, by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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