New York Police Department (NYPD) has said the premiere of documentary series, Surviving R Kelly was evacuated after “individuals stated they received a threatening phone call”.
NYPD said: “The location was evacuated, no shots were fired. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing,”
NYPD added that they have an “open complaint for aggravated harassment” on the incident.
The six-part series focuses on the women who have accused the singer of sexual misconduct, which he denies.
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke was among several panelists at the screening.
She tweeted: “The worst of it isn’t the threat though because it didn’t appear to be credible, but the survivors who had to endure his harassment. #MuteRKelly”