New ISIS video warns of attack in NYC

New ISIS video warns of attack in NYC

The NYPD has been warned about possible terror attacks by the Islamic State, or ISIS, after a new video surfaced.

The video was posted online and encourages its followers to attack police in Canada, Great Britain, France and the U.S. It specifically mentions civilians, police and military. …

[T]he secretary of the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement that authorities “have no specific, credible intelligence of an attack of the kind in Paris last week being planned by terrorist organizations in this country.”

But, the reasons for these measures should be self-evident to the public: the recent attacks in Paris, Ottawa, Sydney, and elsewhere, along with the recent public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on Western objectives, including aircraft, military personnel, and government installations and civilian personnel,” Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. He said the agencies within the department had stepped up security and counter-terrorism measures.

A previous ISIS video appears to have inspired attacks. About a month after that video surfaced, a man attacked a police officer in Queens with a hatchet.

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