NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The upcoming terror trial of a radical Muslim cleric is prompting fears of a attack in New York City, a top NYPD official told the New York Daily News.
But while the Police Department is on high alert, Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond that law enforcement officials have no intelligence suggesting an attack is being plotted to coincide with Abu Hamza al-Masri‘s trial, which begins April 14 — the start of the Jewish holiday Passover.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Accuses Gov. Cuomo And MTA Of 'Fear Mongering,' Insists Subways Are Safe
Al-Masri is the second of third terror suspects scheduled to be tried in Manhattan. He is being charged in a 1998 attack on tourists in Yemen that killed four people.