NYC Increases Subway Security After Threat
New York Police Commissioner says information received indicated subway system may be target of a terror attack “in coming days.”
Authorities stepped up mass transit security Thursday after receiving a credible threat that the city’s subway system could be the target of a terrorist attack in coming days. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference the threat is the most specific they had received to date.
A law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the threat is “specific to place, time and method” and involves a bombing.
“We have done and will continue to do everything we can to protect this city,” Bloomberg said. “We will spare no resource, we will spare no expense. We have increased our police presence on our subways.”
One hopes this is just a false alarm.