Reports are coming in that an ISIS video emerged, targeting New York City as the next major target of terror attacks.
If credible, this could mean that ISIS, not hindered in any way by the Obama Administration, would carry out their plans, with the only hindrance being police or regular people.
The video mentions Times Square and purports to show an explosive device being put together and a bomber zipping his jacket over a suicide belt.
The New York City Police Department said it was aware of the video and was deploying additional members of its new anti-terrorism squad out of an abundance of caution.
“While some of the video footage is not new, the video reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target,” the statement said. “While there is no current or specific threat to the city at this time, we will remain at a heightened state of vigilance and will continue to work with the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the entire intelligence community to keep the city of New York safe.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to go about their normal business.
“The people of New York City will not be intimidated,” he said late Wednesday. “We understand it is the goal of terrorists to intimidate and disrupt our democratic society. We will not submit to their wishes.”
While it’s true that the threat may not, in fact, be credible, there’s no need to underestimate the enemy. New Yorkers have taken to social media to voice their concerns and solutions to this possible attack on American soil.
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Here’s the video of the entire situation: