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The NYPD has modified its counter-terrorism posture Friday because of unverified intelligence regarding a dirty bomb risk.
This change includes an increased deployment of radiological sensors -- including those mounted on vehicles, boats and helicopters as well as those carried by NYPD personnel.
In addition, vehicle checkpoints are being established in New York City, including lower Manhattan, and at certain approaches to the city from neighboring areas.
- Authorities are taking extra counterterrorism precautions in response to what they're calling unsubstantiated online threats about a truck packed with radioactive material