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Statement from Mayor Sorace Regarding the Events on March 23

March 23, 2024 | Mayor's Office

We are committed to the safety of residents and visitors in Lancaster City and will hold those responsible for today’s bomb threats accountable for their actions, which disrupted the lives of thousands of residents and visitors, as well as our local business community, and wasted public resources. These threats specifically targeted the LGBTQ+ community, the media, and our public library.

Thanks to the dedication of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police and assisting agencies, the evacuation orders has been lifted; yet, a sense of fear remains, most especially for our LGBTQ+ community. While we respect differences in opinion and the freedom of expression, the use of fear to manipulate and control our community will not be tolerated in Lancaster City. We will not be deterred from loving our neighbors – all of them.

Danene Sorace, Mayor of Lancaster