Friday, August 10, 2007

Nuking NYC?

NEW YORK -- An unverified radiological threat was made against New York City Friday, but the city's alert status remained at "orange" level.

The New York Police Department released the following statement:

"While the threat remains unverified, our counterterrorism posture, which is reconfigured daily based on intelligence from around the world, has been modified to include increased deployment of radiological sensors, including vehicle, marine and helicopter-mounted, as well as those carried by NYPD personnel."

Additionally, vehicle checkpoints were established in the city, including lower Manhattan, and at certain approaches to the city from neighboring jurisdictions.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne stressed that the deployments were strictly precautionary and not the result of any verified threat.

But I thought the war on terror was just a bumber sticker. Where is the Breck Girl when you need him?