ISIS Propaganda Video Puts NYC On High Alert

An attack similar to the Paris attack last week is targeted at in New York; this is the contents of the Islamic State video. This propaganda video threatens an attack on the New York City, informs officials on Thursday. Though the legitimacy of the video is not verified and the officials have not received any threats in this regard. In the video, there were suicide bombers equipping for the attacked and street scenes were also depicted that includes Times Square and Herald Square. The United States has always been the top target for the Islamic States and attacks have happened in the past as well.

The Islamic State has claimed accountability for the massacre that happened in Paris last week killing 129 people and since then US cities were placed on high alert. The video is not completely new but yet make the message clear that New York City is a potential target informs NYPD press statement. It furthered that though there are no threats, the city will be put on high alert and the NYPD will work in close coordination with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, and other intelligence agencies to ensure the safety of the city. As a means of caution Critical Response Command teams will also be deployed.

William Bratton, New York Police Commissioner, said that it is an old ISIS propaganda material, and there exist no threat. He also informed that there is no information on an imminent threat, and all possible threats are being monitored. It may be noted here that ISIS released a video to attack Washington after the Paris attack.

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