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NYPD Warns Banks To Watch Out For Mail Bombs

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NYPD Shield (graphic credit: AP)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is urging banks in New York City to step up security in their mail rooms.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria Hears From Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne


The move comes after a letter bomb was sent to the Joseph Ackerman, CEO of Deutsche Bank, and was received in Frankfurt, Germany. It was intercepted in the mail room after being detected by an x-ray machine. The bomb didn’t go off, and no one was injured. It’s not clear who sent the bomb or why.

WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb Reports


While there’s no known threat to New York City tied to this incident, an FBI official told CBS 2 that the Joint Terrorism Task Force is speaking with German authorities to help assess the potential of a threat here at home.

New York banks are advised to “take precautions” following the discovery of the device.  They NYPD also stepped up security at the Deutsche Bank headquarters on Wall Street.

“It’s not based on any specific threat to any of these institutions in New York, but just out of an abundance of caution,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.

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