Terrorism

NYC mayor angry at Trump's notion of terrorism threat at southern border

The Trump Administration has argued that the border wall is needed to stop terrorists from entering the country, but that notion rubs New York Mayor Bill de Blasio the wrong way. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s oval office speech, de Blasio was asked if he plans to tune in. Yes, he...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:51pm

Graphic video emerges of a 9-year-old child being executed by Shia Iranianmilitia

A terrifying video has emerged online that claims to show a nine-year-old boy being brutally executed by members of a Shia militia. The military force accused the child of being a supporter of the Islamic State terror group, ISIS. According to several reports, the clip was recorded in Tikrit - a...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

MAP: Timeline of suspicious packages sent by alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc

UPDATE: Police have arrested suspect  Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56 who resides in Aventura, Florida. Police arrested him Friday near an AutoZone car repair shop in Plantation, Florida away from his home.  Law enforcement officials found two more suspicious packages on Friday that appear...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:13pm

Two more bombs discovered: Booker, Clapper

Updated, 11:21 a.m.: Federal authorizes on Friday arrested a man in connection to several pipe bombs that were sent to high-profile Democrats who have been vocal critics of President Trump. “We can confirm one person is in custody,” Sarah Isgur Flores of the Department of Justice...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:34am

NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism

The New York City Police Department is taking added measures in the war on terrorism with their new catamaran that helps perform radiation sweeps. The Counter Terrorism Maritime Unit has purchased and launched a 47-foot vessel just in time for Fleet Week, a time when the naval vessels are docked...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:27pm

New MTA police officers have a nose for bomb detection

The MTA Police Department just gained 52 extra boots, err, paws on the ground to help detect explosive devices. Thirteen canines and their human counterparts graduated from the department’s explosives detection and anti-terrorism training and were honored at a ceremony at Grand Central...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:45pm

City adding 1,500 barriers to prevent vehicle terror attacks

In an effort to better prevent vehicular terror attacks in New York City, officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to add 1,500 permanent bollards, or barriers, in high-profile areas. “These bollards will make sure vehicles can never come into places where pedestrians are,” Mayor Bill de...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:35pm

Cuomo adding law enforcement patrols in city for holidays

New York City is about to get a little more crowded as the holiday season winds down, but the extra bodies won’t just be tourists or visiting family. They’ll be extra law enforcement courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to the New York Post, the governor is deploying “...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:21pm

Port Authority bomber charged with terrorism; family 'outraged' over investigation

Akayed Ullah, the man who injured himself and three others when his homemade pipe bomb detonated in a busy Times Square subway station, is now facing terrorism charges, officials said Tuesday. Ullah’s improvised explosive device went off around 7:20 a.m. Monday in an underground passageway...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:08pm

Who is Akayed Ullah, the Port Authority bombing suspect?

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man, reportedly detonated a pipe bomb in the subway near Times Square Monday morning, NYPD said, causing minor injuries and disrupting multiple trains. Ullah is currently at Bellevue Hospital on Manhattan’s East Side. He sustained burns and wounds to his body from...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 3:09pm

Times Square subway explosion ‘was terrorist attack:’ Mayor

City officials have confirmed that Monday morning’s explosion in Times Square was a terror-related attack. “This was a terror attack in our subway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on 42nd Street just before 10 a.m. "There was one individual who, thank God,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:52am

New York Marathon safety preparations underway for Sunday's race

The New York City Marathon will go on as planned Sunday after Tuesday’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan, but not without additional security measures.  While the “marathon will go on because New York will go on,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference Wednesday...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:27am

After terror attack, DOT installs barriers at 57 bike path intersections

Two days after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down the Hudson River Park Bikeway and killed eight people and wounded 12 others, the state and local Departments of Transportation began installing hundreds of concrete barriers along the bike path. The barriers will be placed at 57 pedestrian...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:51am

Diversity Visa winner thwarted subway attack; Saved hundreds of New Yorkers

After Tuesday’s carnage in lower Manhattan allegedly at the hands of a Diversity Visa Lottery program winner, the program is under intense scrutiny. President Trump said he’d like to do away with the program. But 20 years ago, another Diversity Visa winner likely saved hundreds of lives...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:28pm

Uzbek Muslims face new fears after deadly truck attack in NYC

Fears of Muslim New Yorkers have been reignited by Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. Parents in the city might already feel anxious when sending their children off to school or their loved ones to work, without worrying about a mass attack, but Uzbek Muslims are now on...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:47pm

Sessions tells NYPD he's confident US will prosecute terrorists

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told members of law enforcement just a few blocks from the site of Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan that the U.S. justice system can and will prosecute suspected terrorists like the man charged with the truck attack. "Terrorists...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:43pm

NYPD identify eight victims of the NYC terror attack

The eight victims of Tuesday's terror attack in Lower Manhattan in which a man plowed a truck down a bicycle path have been identified by NYPD and include five friends visiting New York City from Argentina, a woman visiting from Belgium, a New York City male and a man from New Jersey....

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:59pm

‘Now is not the time to live in fear:’ NYPD commissioner

The day after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down a bike path on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 12 others, city officials urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant — and fearless — in the face of terrorism. “Now is not the time to live in...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:44pm

New York terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov had visa Trump wants to end

As President Donald Trump began blaming Democrats and open-border policies for the immigration program that allowed Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who allegedly drove a truck down a New York City bike path killing eight people, to enter the U.S., New York City Gov. Bill de...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:52pm

Gov. Cuomo amps up security measures in wake of terror attack

In the wake of Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, in which eight people were killed and at least 11 others injured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that security measures across New York will be enhanced. On Tuesday night, Cuomo also ordered the spire of One World Trade Center to be...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:36pm