Possible Terror Threat Against City Posted on Al Qaeda Sites

By Ben Fractenberg on April 2, 2012 6:22pm 

A graphic apparently threatening the city appeared on several web sites affiliated with Al Qaeda on April 2, 2012.
A graphic apparently threatening the city appeared on several web sites affiliated with Al Qaeda on April 2, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — The NYPD is investigating a graphic threatening the city that appeared Monday on several forums connected with Al Qaeda, officials said.

The image shows the Manhattan skyline with a caption reading, "AL QAEDA - coming soon again in New York."

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said cops are "investigating the origin and significance of the graphic ... which appeared today on a few Arabic-language al Qaeda forums."

According to Browne, the image appeared in the "artwork and design" section of one one of the web sites.

"Until more is learned about their origin, we take all threats against New York City seriously," he said.

Federal agencies are also reportedly looking into the graphic.

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