Area Synagogues On Alert After Cargo Plane Terror Plot

NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — New York area synagogues were on heightened alert Monday, and some New York City apartment buildings were taking the extra precaution of not accepting package deliveries at all.  This was all in response to Friday’s discovery of an international terror plot from Yemen targeting synagogues in Chicago, CBS 2HD’s Derricke Dennis reports.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

“When something like this happens, it’s an awakening call to all of us saying the threat of radical Islam is not over, and will not be over, and we’ve got to be on alert all the time,” said State Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

Hikind, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Jewish community, said it’s no longer a question of if synagogues would be struck by terrorists, but when.

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The Secure Community Alert Network, or SCAN put New York synagogues on alert Monday, sending out a communique saying they are “advised to immediately be on the lookout for the delivery of any large packages if opened, that may contain printers, printer cartridges, cell phones or timers.”

The same packaging was involved in Friday’s terror.

“I told my staff, my wife is the head of a Jewish organization, I told her on Friday, I said ‘Don’t open anything. Be extra careful, because that’s the reality of life. That’s the world we’re living in, we’re living in a world where there are enemies of America that want to kill us,” Hikind said.

The heightened security has area Jews feeling terrorized themselves. “We’re very scared and we tried to pray to God to watch on us,” said Moshe Blumenberg of Borough Park.

Area Jewish organizations said they were particularly concerned about their mail, especially packages.

Members said holes in the screening of international cargo make them vulnerable to anything coming through the mail.

There were reports that 15 Central Park West was diverting packages but a UPS driver told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that he had just delivered something to the building without any problems.

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  • your mom

    my ancestors come from Scotland. Im going to return there so my god can come . sounds nuts doesnt it.

  • Deibon Monet

    I think the analogy of Americans giving back land to the Indians and Jews giving back land to the “Palestinians” is completely wrong in the context above. Indians are the ancestral residents of the Americas just like Jews are the ancestral residents of the land of Israel. As such, Israel belongs to the Jews. Everywhere you look, ancient Hebrew items are found whether it be artifacts, houses, temples, etc. The land belongs to the Jews and no one else.

    Besides, anyone who thinks that appeasing the Arabs at the expense of Israel is wrong. They want nothing more than world domination of their religion.

  • t

    why dont you give your land back to the indians?

  • pat

    Why was my comment deleted?
    What I said was the truth, Ray Kelly has been bending over backwards for the Hasidic community for years with all the special “protection” he has afforded them. How else do you think he got where he is. The only thing is there are no resteruants in the Borough Park area where he can MOOCHE OFF of.

  • kevin

    Our image in the international community is tarnished because of our support of israel. Palestinian children are suffering on account of israel. We are in this mess because of our support of israel.

  • please leave a message

    Was he not taking your calls? You should do as Yoda says: Do… or do not. There is no try.


    If the United States gave back the land they stole from the Native Americans, the entire world wouldn’t hate us. Thank the United States for the way we live.

    • Nick

      So why don’t you set an example for us and give yours back to the Indians? Get off of Indian land. Go.


      oh my god! seriously! the native americans

  • amazedin NY

    I would never guess that Ray Kelly can be bought for a price of a dinner I wonder what else he has taken over the years?

  • the one

    this all is a conspiracy, i dont believe a word of what govt and news channel has to say. lies and lies. making us fool

    • sk

      why do you call this aconspiracy? the moslem extremestsare very proud of teh terror they cause. They have no shame in taking repsonsibility for these horrific events. So why are you denial? thats what I don’t understand about liberals!

      • Nick

        Because it’s “the one”

        “the one” and only T ARD.

  • mystified

    I just went onto and read the artice then searched the archive is this true? Ray Kelly has an ‘ETHICS ISSUE” ? I thought cops weren’t suppose to get things for free? What the hell is going on here?

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