A New ISIS Video Threatens to Attack Times Square in New York City

A New ISIS Video Threatens to Attack Times Square in New York City

ISIS promised that more attacks would be forthcoming. And in a new video, they warned that Times Square was their next target.

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New York City officials vowed that they were prepared to handle any terror threat late Wednesday after a video released by ISIS praised the recent attacks in Paris while using previous footage of a suicide bomber preparing to attack Times Square.

The video’s release came just before the city goes into full holiday mode, with next week’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center on Dec. 2. These and other events attract tens of millions of visitors each year.

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Police Commissioner William Bratton described the video as “hastily produced,” while Mayor Bill De Blasio insisted that New Yorkers “should continue to go to work, live their lives, and enjoy the greatest city in the world.”

“Be aware, but do not be afraid. The NYPD will protect you,” Bratton said. “We cannot be intimidated, and that’s what terrorists seek to do. They seek to create fear. They seek to intimidate. We will not be intimidated, and we will not live in fear.”

NYPD is undoubtedly doing all they can to prepare, but they will need more than what any police department can provide. Unless the Obama administration is willing to step up its game and take this threat seriously, the American people will never really be safe.

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