FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2007
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON NYPD PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
"Over the last five years, the NYPD has dedicated more than 1,000 members of their ranks to counter-terrorism work. These NYPD personnel perform actions every day - some that are seen by the general public and some that are not - that have kept us all safe from terror attacks. Earlier this evening, the NYPD began taking several public precautionary measures visible to New Yorkers to guard against an unverified threat that was found on the internet. These actions are like those that the NYPD takes every day - precautions against potential but unconfirmed threats that may never materialize. As New Yorkers, we have gone about our lives even with the daily threat level at "orange" every day since September 11, 2001. That threat level has not changed because of this unverified threat, and we shouldn't let anyone terrorize us by spreading fear."
Stu Loeser/John Gallagher (212) 788-2958