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NEW YORK SUBWAY THREAT??

 
 
Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:23 pm
Just watching the BBC News.......apparently there is something happening in the New York Subway.

No specifics as yet....a briefing will be held in about five minutes time.


Hope it's not serious....
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:32 pm
I just checked Google news. Evidently the threat is just a threat--but a threat with an 85% possibility of being accurate.
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fishin
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:34 pm
*nods* Local news here is reported a threat was called in saying there was a bomb in some subway station in NYC.

It's all still a developing story so far...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:36 pm
Threat is "... specific to place, time, and method," apparently.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:39 pm
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has received threats against its subway system and is adding extra police officers to protect the transit system, said Tom Kelly, the mass transit agency's spokesman.

"My understanding is there are threats against the system," Kelly said. "We're deploying additional police and canine units as is the New York Police Department."

Kelly declined to comment on any details about the threats. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police chief Ray Kelly also declined to comment on the threat but were set to hold a brief briefing.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:41 pm
Yikes.

AP blurb:

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NYC Increases Subway Security After Threat
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago
NEW YORK - Authorities were increasing mass transit security after word of a credible threat of a bombing on the city's subway system, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of an official announcement, said the threat is "specific to place, time and method."

"Obviously, this is a significant threat," said Rep. Peter King (news, bio, voting record), R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:44 pm
Nicely timed for rush hour....
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:47 pm
Mayor Bloomberg on TV "I will be taking the subway tonight, and tomorrow, I will take the train as usual".

Threat is the highest level of "specificity" that they have received, and covers the coming days.

Security being beefed up.

Phew....glad that's all it was!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:47 pm
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Updated: 10/6/2005 3:45 PM MDT

NEW YORK - Police will be holding a press conference shortly to detail why the New York subway system has been put on a heightened state of alert.


The alert was issued after a threat or "perceived threat" was made to the subway system. Over 7 million people use the New York subway to commute to work each day.

A CNN reporter in Washington DC says the Department of Homeland Security says it is not aware of a specific threat.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation tells CNN that it is aware of the threat information and that local authorities were notified as a precaution. The agency says there's no indication of an imminent threat.

However, New York Rep. Peter King, R-NY, said to The Associated Press, "obviously, this is a significant threat." He said he got his information from New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 03:56 pm
Police and dogs to patrol.

Wishing New Yorkers well....
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 04:16 pm
I don't imagine that picking the High Holy Days was an accident of timing.
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ConstitutionalGirl
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 10:42 am
Hmmm, the DMS should have known, they are not doing a good job protecting our country.
What do you think?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 10:48 am
Let's hear, what your President thinks about this question:

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Bush says New York officials exercised own prerogative in announcing subway terror threat
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 11:05 am
Hoax, but that doesn't necessarily mean the threat is over: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/07/newyork.subways/index.html
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 03:34 pm
Things looked pretty normal today in the subways, but then nothing has been normal since 9/11. I got to my destination, and back without any problem. From what I understand the alert is supposed to be until Sunday, unless there has been any changes. I have to listen to the news.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 03:48 pm
dlowan wrote:
Police and dogs to patrol.

Wishing New Yorkers well....


Thank you dlowan, and everyone for your concern. Hoax or not we will not be hanging out in our favorite spots this weekend. We will just stay home.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 06:06 pm
I think that article is not saying that the main alarm was a hoax, but that hoaxers followed.
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Steppenwolf
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 07:19 pm
I've taken the subway here in Manhattan a few times today. I'll admit that I feel jittery, but I don't intend to change my plans. Anyway, there are plenty of empty seats if you don't mind taking your chances!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2005 03:35 pm
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New York subway threat seen for Sunday

Sat Oct 8, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities warned New York officials that a team of "terrorist operatives" planned to attack the subway on Sunday with remote controlled bombs hidden in briefcases or baby strollers, documents show.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent a bulletin to state and city officials on Thursday, the same day that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the threat but withheld details, saying they were classified.

Reuters obtained a copy of the bulletin after it had been reported by the New York Daily News on Saturday. The source of the bulletin asked to remain anonymous because it was still meant for official use only.

Federal authorities "have doubts about the credibility of the threat" and passed it along "to provide increased awareness out of an abundance of caution," the bulletin said.

Bloomberg took it seriously enough to warn the public.

"A team of terrorist operatives, some of whom may travel to or who may be in the New York City area, may attempt to execute an attack on the New York City subway on or about October 9, 2005," the joint FBI/Homeland Security bulletin said.

The bulletin said bombers may have planned to hide explosives in briefcases, suitcases or baby strollers -- the same items Bloomberg warned New Yorkers not to take on the subway or risk being searched by police.

The threat alert was based on an uncorroborated claim to Iraqi authorities that prompted raids by U.S. and Iraqi forces and resulted in two suspects being taken into custody in Iraq, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.

A third was being sought, and the New York Times reported on Saturday that he had been detained, also in Iraq.

U.S. officials said the claim that spurred the raids came from an informant who suggested there was an operation involving more than a dozen operatives in Iraq and the United States.

"There were a lot of unanswered questions about what these people knew," said one official, who asked not to be identified because the information was classified.

A U.S. counterterrorism official said authorities were forced to act because the intelligence was unusually specific, came within months of the July 7 London bombings and involved a U.S. city known to be a target for Islamist militants.

(Additional reporting by David Morgan in Washington)
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