NYPD On Alert After ISIS Blog Targets Times Square

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says they are "prepared."

ByAARON KATERSKY
September 17, 2014, 2:15 PM

NEW YORK -- The NYPD said today that it is increasing its presence in Times Square after a blog post to an ISIS chat room called for attacks on the famous tourist spot.

"We are as prepared as any entity can be to deal with threats," said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, according to WABC-TV. "But the reality is that we are living in a newer era of potential terrorism."

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There is no specific threat and the post appears to be from a 2010 al Qaeda Inspire magazine article.

The NYPD said it believes this is nothing but propaganda, one of many such postings over the years.

However, Bratton said that the ability to inspire lone wolves is the biggest threat ISIS poses to the United States.

Bratton added that none of the posts are specific or worrying in and of themselves.

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