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According to sources in intelligence, emergency services and police headquarters, when three Iraqi insurgents were recently arrested during a raid by a joint FBI-CIA team, one of those caught disclosed the threat. Because it slipped out during the arrest, the plot was deemed credible.
After several days of work, sources said, the NYPD is increasingly concerned because it has been unable to discredit the initial source and additional information from the source.
The 19 operatives were to place improvised explosive devices in the subways using briefcases, according to two sources.
Sources told NBC that the information came from a single informant of varying credibility.
The informant said operatives would try to smuggle explosives onto the New York train system in an imitation of the London and Madrid attacks, several sources told NBC. According to these sources, attackers were expected to conceal explosives in baby carriages.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has received threats against its subway system and is adding extra police officers to protect the transit system, said Tom Kelly, the mass transit agency's spokesman.
"My understanding is there are threats against the system," Kelly said. "We're deploying additional police and canine units as is the New York Police Department."
Kelly declined to comment on any details about the threats. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police chief Ray Kelly also declined to comment on the threat but were set to hold a brief briefing.
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- New York police stepped up counter- terrorism patrols on the city's subways after receiving a ``specific threat,'' Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today.
`This is the first time we have had a threat with this level of specificity,'' Bloomberg said at a news conference at police headquarters. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that while the threat hasn't been fully corroborated, precautions were warranted.
According to sources in intelligence, emergency services and police headquarters, when three Iraqi insurgents were arrested several days ago during a raid by a joint FBI-CIA team, one of those caught disclosed the threat. Because it slipped out during the arrest, the plot was deemed credible.
Mark Marshon, assistant director in charge of the New York office of the FBI, said the investigation has helped stop the plans. "The encouraging news is that classified operations have in fact partially disrupted this threat," he said.
Police commissioner Ray Kelley requested that the public refrain from using briefcases and baby strollers in the subway system. Random searches of passengers will continue, officials said.
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
" A news agency has been aware of this information for 2 days, but had withheld the information as requested by NY police and Homeland Security"
I find this very interesting as it is out of character for most of the US "news agencies"
[edit on 6-10-2005 by kenshiro2012]
Originally posted by snafu7700
during time of war, the president has the authority to keep the media from reporting items that are critical to national security.
The Department of Homeland Security is spending $2.7 million to provide 30 bomb-sniffing dogs, along with training for their police handlers, to 10 transit agencies, including the subway systems in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington.
But New York's subway system, by far the largest and busiest in the country, is not one of them. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority turned down an invitation to apply for the money, officials said yesterday, because the grant would have come with restrictions that they called cumbersome and because the dogs could have been withdrawn and used elsewhere during a national emergency.
The decision not to seek the money comes after the authority has been repeatedly criticized as being slow and haphazard in its counterterrorism efforts, even after the Madrid train bombings in March 2004 and the London subway and bus bombings in July. Last month, the authority unveiled a $212 million plan for electronic surveillance throughout the system.
PARIS, France (AP) -- Authorities fear that a suspected Islamic terror cell broken up in France was plotting attacks on the Paris subway, an airport and an intelligence agency's headquarters, newspapers said Tuesday.
Police arrested nine people Monday in the sweep, including an Islamic militant previously convicted on terrorism charges and freed from prison two years ago, officials said.
The suspect, identified by the newspaper only as "M.B.", was an alleged group member who indicated that the attacks were being planned in France, the report said. His wife was among the nine arrested.
Originally posted by TruthWithin
I don't suppose this has anything to do with Bush's speech on the ongoing War on Terror and the allegations of 10 stopped terror attacks this morning.
I wonder how many poll points this will yield to GW. Disgusting.
Well, I will get on the subway tomorrow morning and not even think twice about it.
Originally posted by snafu7700
as for this particular threat, i find it hard to believe that its credible, considering that in the past there has never been a warning from OBL that specified when or where as specifically as this one seems to....guess we'll see.
Earlier this evening intelligence members of the American-French Alliance stopped an attempt by Israeli Mossad operatives to blow up the New York City subway, according to national security and U.S. intelligence expert Thomas Heneghen.
The federal whistleblower said four Israelis were killed in the altercation and five more were captured just minutes after virtually all U.S. cable news channels, network TV outlets and New York Mayor Richard Bloomberg were reporting their own version of the incident, adding that New York City was "facing a significant threat" in the city's subway.