ISIS is now threatening New York City. The terrorist group reportedly began circulating a video on Nov. 18 that focuses on America’s most famous city, and officials are taking it very seriously. Here’s what we know.
The threats just keep coming. ISIS reportedly began threatening New York City on Nov. 18 by circulating a new propaganda video showing homemade bombs and New York’s Herald Square. Here’s what we know so far.
CNN shared still images of a new terror propaganda video that ISIS is reportedly circulating that threatens the safety of New York City. The video shows a terrorist wrapping a homemade explosive device in electrical tape and zipping it under his coat. As we know, all of the terrorists in the Nov.13 terror attacks in Paris were wearing explosive vests or belts. It then switches to images of the bustling Herald Square in New York City. WATCH CNN’S VIDEO OF THE THREAT HERE.
It is unclear if the photos of New York are first hand photos or stock images, reports CNN, but the threat is still very real and being taken very seriously. However, people should not be alarmed right now. NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald said, “There’s no specific or credible threats in the city of New York,” according to the NY Post. It’s hard not to be concerned when this is the second threat to American soil via video in just a few days. The first, on Nov. 16, threatened America’s capital in Washington D.C.
There have also been a few other threats around the world in the days after the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 129 people in Paris. A stadium in Germany was evacuated on Nov. 17 after police found substantial evidence that someone was planning an attack. Two planes leaving America and heading to Paris also had to be diverted due to bomb threats on Nov. 17. With all of the scary things going on in the world, officials can never be too careful.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is this new video a legitimate threat? Share your thoughts in the comments.
— Emy LaCroix