Internet posting says al-Qaeda plans dirty bomb attack in New York City
Saturday, August 11, 2007
In a statement to the press, NYC police stated that the posting was an "unverified radiological threat" against New York City. Police also stated that the city's threat level will remain at "orange" and will not be changed. NYC police have also stepped up security at bridges, tunnels and subways as a precaution.
Debka.com or DEBKAfile, an Israeli website, was claiming the that they picked up the threat by "a rush of electronic chatter on al Qaeda sites Thursday, Aug. 8." DEBKA also claims that one of the threats states that "trucks loaded with radio-active material [will be used] against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center."
No date or time has been reported for the attack. On August 2, a terrorist advertisement posted on the internet by the As-Sahab propaganda campaign for al-Qaeda, warned of a coming "big surprise." No date was specified for that claim either.
- Mark Egan and Christine Kearney. "NY hikes security on dirty bomb Internet chatter" — , August 11, 2007
- "New Al Qaeda threat of radioactive truck attacks naming New York, Los Angeles, Miami" — , August 10, 2007