WESTBURY - Although the head of al-Qaida has been killed, officials say the threat of terror is still alive. Officials announced that security has been stepped up nationwide at public places since the death of Osama bin Laden in fear of a retaliation attack. Commuters tell News 12 Long Island that they are on high alert every single day and are worried about the possibility of an attack but admit that there is nothing they can do about it. The MTA says it has increased security at key locations along its transit system. Local airports and bus stations are also following the heightened security procedure.
In addition, Long Island shopping malls are being watched more closely. Nassau County police say they are increasing undercover patrols.