ISIS threatens to attack NY in new video
The NYPD says that there is no current or credible threat against the city in the wake of a newly released ISIS video that mentions Times Square.
The video shows what's supposed to be an explosive device being put together and then hidden inside someone's jacket.
The video goes on to show images of a crowded Manhattan street.
In a statement to the media, a spokesperson for the NYPD says, "The video reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target. While there is no current or specific threat to the city at this time, we will remain at a heightened state of vigilance and will continue to work with the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the entire intelligence community to keep the City of New York safe."
The NYPD will also continue to deploy additional Critical Response Command teams throughout the city as a precaution.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also released a statement. It said in part, "New Yorkers won't live in fear and people should continue to go to work, live their lives, and enjoy the greatest city in the world."
The video comes in the aftermath of several deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Although officials say there has been no threat to the United States, security has been increased in New York City as well as in New Jersey.