NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the FBI has shared with city officials a "specific threat" to the New York subway system, and is asking the public to be vigilant.
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.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the threat is "specific to place, time and method."
"Obviously, this is a significant threat," said Rep. Peter King (search), R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
They seem to know a lot of information on this one. Hope we can avoid this.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th August 2003
I hope they catch the guy who made the threat
Yeah, like what I said in my thread in the spam forum, they had a press conference on this and absolutely nothing important was said. Everything but the info in that article was "classified".
Yeah being told it's classified sucks but they must do it. We will see how it unfolds.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
They shouldn't report this kind of info too fast anyway, all reports about bomb calls (of which 99% is false) seem to encourage others to make false claims or worse even (attemtps at) an actually bombing. I hope that this too turns out to be a false treat or that the people behind it are arrested in time.
Großadmiral DönitzThey shouldn't report this kind of info too fast anyway, all reports about bomb calls (of which 99% is false) seem to encourage others to make false claims or worse even (attemtps at) an actually bombing. I hope that this too turns out to be a false treat or that the people behind it are arrested in time.
Well it's a catch 22. If they didn't report something and it really did happen the public would be whining and blaming Bush etc.. Damned if ya do damned if ya don't. I think I heard they held the info for a few days being the spcific time wasn't due up. I'm also sure they have done some investigation to make this decision. Either way lets hope it's fake and we catch the prankster.
they could use more subtle ways of evacuating the subways, they could close down blaming some kind of power failure for example, people would be pissed but at least not terrorised
The Contenderthey could close down blaming some kind of power failure for example,
Yeah, they did that here, when London's subway got bombed. Thing is, it was a little too late. Hopefully, this new threat can be averted entirely.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Given Bush's track record, I find it interesting how the timing is almost the same as with his speech about winning that vague victory in Iraq and terrorism. Be interesting to see how this unfolds.
46 and 2, are just ahead of me
23rd September 2004
Caught the news from here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4317758.stm
An estimated 4.5m people use the New York subway every weekday. The system has more than 468 subway stations.
^ that right there is what concerns me. While they may be able to "plan" for it, a major terrorist attack isn't going to occur where they think it will be and it may occur in more than one spot. Who knows, it could mean a bomb at all 468 subway stations. I just hope nothing happens.