NY City Subway under terror threat. 9 replies

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Guns4Hire

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171491,00.html

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.




evildude

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#2 13 years ago

I hope they catch the guy who made the threat




Smitty025

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#3 13 years ago

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".




Guns4Hire

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#4 13 years ago

Yeah being told it's classified sucks but they must do it. We will see how it unfolds.




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#5 13 years ago

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.




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#6 13 years ago
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.




The Contender

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#7 13 years ago

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




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#8 13 years ago
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.




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#9 13 years ago

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.




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#10 13 years ago

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.