New York scales down extra security measures a day after responding to al Qaeda radiological threat reported in debkafile
New York police reduced the extra security procedures that were introduced Friday night, Aug. 10, after debkafile reported a surge in on al Qaeda Websites threatening New York, Los Angeles and Miami with dirty bomb attack by trucks carrying radioactive bombs.
While stressing the security hike was precautionary and the report unsubstantiated, NY police posted radiological sensors on vehicles, boats and helicopters and set up vehicle checkpoints in Wall Street, lower Manhattan’s financial district, and at bridges and tunnels. Not all have been removed.
The police department also confirmed to Reuters additional information received that a dirty bomb may go off on Friday evening around 34th Street in Manhattan, where the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Macy’s department store are located.