Online graphic warns of al-Qaida's return to NYC
The NYPD is on alert tonight but not increasing the number of officers on the streets following the discovery of an online graphic warning New York City of al-Qaida's return.
The stylized photo of the Manhattan skyline includes a caption in the Hollywood sign style that reads "Al-Qaeda" and "Coming Soon Again in New York."
According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the image comes from a militant propaganda website called Al-Ansar. He also said the NYPD does not believe the image is connected to a specific threat.
"The quality of the graphics is obviously pretty good, and that concerns us," Kelly said.
The police commissioner added that although the ad is disconcerting, it is not a reason to raise the terror alert in New York City.