NYPD Counter Terrorism Unit
President Barack Obama’s words on his nightmare scenario — nuclear weapons going off in Manhattan — have become a dream come true for the NYPD.
There are persistent rumblings on jihadist websites calling for attacks. There were new propaganda videos posted this week from al Qaeda’s new leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, pledging to “do everything in order to deprive America of security.”
The so-called “ring of steel” is nearing completion in lower Manhattan. It’s a network of security measures intended to counter-terrorism and fight crime. CBS 2 got a rare look inside the nerve center on Friday.