Threat to NYC Subways?
In this image taken from television, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes remarks concerning the heightened state of alert in the New York City Subway system Thursday Oct. 6, 2005 in New York. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly looks on at right. (AP Photo/APTN)
Just heard this was breaking on CNN. I’m about to head to my car, so post updates in the comments if you know more. Credible threat or Administration diversion from the sh*tstorm of bad news? Just asking. (NY Newsday):
A “credible threat” to the subway system has prompted a vast mobilization of police officers, law enforcement sources said today.
Hundreds of officers were expected to be dispatched as early as this afternoon to every station in Manhattan — and possibly system wide — to thwart the attack, which was said to timed to the Jewish High Holidays and the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Scores of officers from various narcotics units are being called in to assist in patrolling the subways, beginning as early as this afternoon. Many were expected to convene first at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Police sources also said that cops were expected to be kept on 12-hour tours over the weekend. Police could not yet identify the source of the threat, other than to call it “credible.”
It comes as the city emerges from two days of hightened alert during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana. Police officers patrolled outside of synagogues as thousands of congregants attended services.
MTA officials said they were unaware of the threat until alerted by a reporter. They were expected to return calls later this afternoon.