Friday, August 10, 2007

'Unverified' Terror Threat Prompts NYPD Caution - UPDATE

Richard Esposito reports on ABC News' "The Blotter":

Despite its apparent unreliability, an Internet report of a possible terrorist attack on New York City published by a private, Israel-based counterterrorism Web site has prompted police to increase deployment of sensors around Manhattan, officials said Friday night.

New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul J. Browne stressed that the threat was "unverified" and that its increased vigilance was "strictly precautionary."

More here.

UPDATE: 20:06, 11 August 2007: An AP newswire article, MSNBC, explains that "NYC reduces security after ‘radiological threat’."


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