Thursday, October 06, 2005

Terror warning for NYC subways

We had been warned earlier of a possible Ramadan offensive by al Qaeda. Now it looks like we have a "credible" threat in New York:

New York and federal officials said this evening that they had received information about a specific but unconfirmed terrorist threat to the city's transit system and that the police presence in the subways would be heightened in coming days.

"I believe people should live their lives as they always do and have faith in the world's greatest police department," the mayor said.

"This is the first time we have had a threat with this level of specificity," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said at a televised news conference carried live by the early-evening local news broadcasts.

Bloomberg Cites 'Specific Threat' to N.Y. Subways