Top NYPD counterterrorism officials have warned that a possible new tool for terrorists could have a chilling effect on New York City.
A massive police presence surrounded the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday – even with counterterrorism officers walking the beat – a day after unidentified vandals breached the security of the iconic span to replace the American flags with white flags.
The NYPD gave an auditorium full of private security executives plenty to worry about at a security briefing in Lower Manhattan recently.
Police in New York City have beefed up security at iconic locations like the Empire State Building and World Trade Center amid online “chatter” about terror threats.
NYPD officers have been exercising vigilance on land, sea and air, as the city works to detect and prevent terror attacks like the one in Boston.
Walk around the city, or drive around the suburbs, and there’s a good chance that a dirty bomb detector will check you out.
John Brennan said the agency had struck an appropriate balance between keeping people safe and protecting their rights.
No injuries were reported in the blaze at 11 Madison Ave., near Madison Avenue Park Saturday afternoon. The cause has yet to be determined.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said the move wasn’t prompted by a specific threat in the city, but the nation’s biggest police department is taking no chances as it learns more about the attack on Kabul’s Inter-Continental Hotel, which is frequented by foreigners.
The effort includes developing a new intelligence unit with the FBI and working with detectives from the federal Transportation Security Administration.
The 53-year-old NYPD inspector currently heads the department’s Intelligence Operations and Analysis Section.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, telling millions who were divided over the war in his country and around the world: “It is time to turn the page.”