FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON FOILED TERRORIST PLOT FOR SYNAGOGUE BOMBINGS IN RIVERDALE AND MISSILE ATTACKS ON US MILITARY AIRCRAFT
"I want to congratulate the men and women of the NYPD, the New York State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force who tonight foiled a terrorist plot that targeted Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx for bombing. The same plot also targeted U.S. military aircraft in Newburgh for Stinger Missile attacks. While the bombs these terrorists attempted to plant tonight were - unbeknownst to them - fake, this latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real and underscores why we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent terrorism."
Stu Loeser/ Jason Post (212) 788-2958