NYPD Steps Up Security Ahead Of 9/11 Anniversary As Feds Warn Of Small Plane Terror Threats

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the federal government is warning of a new potential terror threat.

The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide alert about al-Qaeda threats to small airplanes. The bulletin says terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says there is no specific or credible terrorist threat, but the NYPD has stepped up security as a precaution.

“We’re concerned about it,” he said. “We of course are concerned particularly because bin Laden spoke about it twice in the notes that were recovered.”

Kelly has said that the city will be on heightened alert for the 9/11 anniversary.

Security in lower Manhattan has also been a concern, especially around the September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The lower Manhattan force will eventually rise to 670 — larger than any of the 76 precincts in the five boroughs and entire departments across the country.

Intelligence officials say the biggest threat to US security may be the “lone wolf” terrorist, someone with a single weapon able to carry out wide-scale massacres.

One example is the accused Fort Hood shooter, charged with using two pistols to kill 12 people in a 2009 rampage.

What to you think about the new warning? Sound off below in our comments section…

  • anonymous

    “there is no specific or credible terrorist threat”

    He’s right. The media and administration tells us there’s a terrorist around every corner and hiding in every closest. Eventually you have to stop considering them credible or you’ll be cowering in fear of every imagined threat.

  • JFK

    Read some more never told stories:

    “Destruction of the Twin Peaks: 9/11 Stories”

  • Tom

    Same old hyped fear factor. They are so arrogant they don’t even change tactics, just keep force feeding people b/s. Follow the money if u want the real threat to you and ur family!


  • Ben F.

    All the terrorists are in washington or on wall street. The ones with turbans aren’t the dangerous ones. They can only kill you. The real ones rob the prosperity of your childrens’ children, passing off responsibility on to them along with all the benefits of financial serfdom and police state.

    • Reptilian

      I’ve never seen a terrorist or insurgen so I’m OK with them.

  • tony

    How many buildings fell?

  • Meme Meyagi

    .there are 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa, what is being done about it?

  • michaelfury

    Still waiting for the FBI to fess up to having had the WTC black boxes all along.


    • Johnnyrage

      Seriously….get a life

  • Bhutto?
  • Rightly or wrongly, thousands convicted of terrorism post-9/11
  • Live in Paranoid Fear & Loose your Freedoms

    “Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says there is no specific or credible terrorist threat, but the NYPD has stepped up security as a precaution.”

    What an Idiot!

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