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

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2012, 10:10 PM

Updated 4,392 days ago

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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.
"They want to keep their message out there, they want to keep the issue out there, they want to give us a certain amount of angst and anxiety," 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.


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