NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A post on an online message board for Islamic State sympathizers encourages would-be terrorists to attack tourist hot spots in the United States, — and Times Square is the top target.
The post is titled “To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets.” It includes bomb-making instructions and a list of ingredients, even how to pack it with shrapnel, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Other American tourist spots are also on the threat list, including the Las Vegas Strip.
“This is a new world, if you will, or the evolving world of terrorism, and we’re staying ahead of it,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday. “We’ve been focused on it, and I believe that we are as prepared as any entity could be to deal with the threats.”