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Early on the morning of 5 May, two small explosions occurred close to the building which houses the British Consulate-General in New York. They caused minor damage but no casualties. The explosions were caused by two small grenades placed in a planter outside the building. The target of the explosions is unknown but police are continuing to investigate the incident.
The US Government remains concerned about continued threats. Since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the US government has issued a number of warnings of potential further terrorist attacks in the US.
The US domestic threat level stands at "elevated" (yellow). The US Government is maintaining heightened security, especially at airports. This may result in cancellations and delays to flights to and from the US. You should continue to expect more stringent security checks at airports and other public buildings.
You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets including places frequented by foreigners. Given that terrorist attacks have taken place in public areas, there is a risk that foreign visitors could be caught up if there were other attacks in the future. You should therefore be particularly vigilant in high-profile public places. (See: Security & General Tips and Risk of Terrorism when Travelling Overseas).
We recommend that you also look at relevant US government websites, especially: www.fbi.gov... , www.fema.gov... , and www.dhs.gov... and monitor news reports before and during your trip to the USA.
LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS
Do not make flippant remarks about bombs or terrorism, especially when passing through US airports.
If you get into any difficulties with US Authorities, you should explain to them that you are a British national and ask to speak to a UK consular officer.
Originally posted by spartan433
There as alwaysa threat to a travelling citizen. You could get run over, tripped up, or as a chav would say it "ra happy slapped blood". Its jsut that terrorism is used as a way to persuade people to do as you want