New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.
The concern is that al Qaeda in Yemen is developing a bomb that could get around traditional airport security, outside of the U.S.
Vehicle checkpoints set up after what authorities described as a specific, credible but unconfirmed threat will remain in place.
Fortress New York. That’s what it seems like out on the streets of the city on the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on America.
The crossroads of the world came to a grinding halt at various times Friday because for police Times Square has become the ground zero of the latest terror threat.
The boost in security was obvious to many commuters around New York City’s bridges, tunnels and mass transit hubs Friday.
The updated system will be in place by next week and consists of just two warning levels: elevated and imminent.
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.
In the tri-state, synagogues are seeing a heavier police presence as the packages in Friday’s bomb plot were addressed to synagogues in Chicago.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – After this week’s terror scares, security is as tight as ever at JFK airport. Passengers noticed the increased efforts and are confident in the security measures taken. LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ […]