Strong Museum closes Wednesday after receiving threat

(Photo courtesy: The Strong, Rochester, New York.)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Strong Museum in Rochester closed on Wednesday after employees at the Bill Gray’s restaurant within the facility received a threat.

Museum Director Shane Rhinewald says the museum was closed as a safety precaution. He believes the museum will reopen on Thursday.

Rochester Police are working with Bill Gray’s employees to investigate the threat. Rochester Police say it was related to a domestic issue, according to Rochester CBS affiliate WROC.

WROC also says Rochester Police are saying there was no significant danger posed to the public. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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