Port Authority Attack
Six weeks after a deadly attack on the Hudson River Park bike path, a terrorist has apparently struck again in Manhattan. An ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national with a pipe bomb attempted to blow himself up in the subway beneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal at the height of rush hour this morning. Providentially, he appears to have injured only himself. But New Yorkers are reminded once again that we remain a target for terrorism, and must remain vigilant to the persistent threat.
The Facts You Need to Know
Soft: Defending against terror attacks on “soft” targets such as commuter hubs is one of law enforcement’s greatest challenges. Read more.
Mind: As ISIS’s self-declared caliphate crumbles in the Middle East, its adherents desperately attempt to impose a “caliphate of the mind” on targets in the West. Read more.
Threat: More than three dozen ISIS-linked plots have targeted the U.S. since 2013, and the threat is increasing. Read more.
“New York City will have to renew its commitment to vigilance as it enters this new stage in its history as a target for international terror.”
Let's be clear – this was an attempted terrorist attack. Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals. Our first responders were there quickly and the only injuries we know of right now are minor.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 11, 2017
The Past is Present
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