More than 20 terror plots foiled in New York: Police chief

WASHINGTON: More than 20 terror plots have been foiled in New York since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, according to the city’s police chief on Tuesday (Sep 8), who said the risk of another devastating attack remains “greater than ever”.

Speaking before a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security, New York City Police Chief Bill Bratton warned of “multiple hazards” on the terrorism front, from “lone wolf” attackers to radicalised supporters of the brand of Islam espoused by Islamic State (IS).

  • WalterBannon

    That’s a shame. As a city the votes overwhelmingly to admit as many terrorists as possible and as fast as possible, I think they NEED to experience every single one of those terrorist attacks.

  • David Murrell

    Mayor Di Blasio might want to put an end to the NYC police string of successes.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yessiree! Bill de Blasio (nee Wilhelm) has a special place in his heart for thugs, Islamists, and various other criminals. One can only surmise that his (formerly) lesbian African-American wife had something to do with that.

    • He will try his best

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Yeah, see.
    There was ten, no, a million terrorist attacks that we stopped.
    No, it’s true.
    Fer shur.

  • Maggat

    Only 20? The islamists are slipping.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Bratton’s predecessor Ray Kelly believed in an ounce of prevention and monitored sources of terrorism through surveillance, even posting officers outside the U.S. for that purpose.

      • Maggat

        Pass on a thanks from me.

  • Gary

    But remember , even though they are Mosque-going , quran reading, mekkjah praying , self professed muslims praising allah in arabic during jihad…. Obama says that they have NOTHING to do with the Quran , Mosques, Allah, or being a muslim.

  • eMan14

    We shouldn’t have to foil them. If they weren’t here to begin with, the time and money we keep spending on such activities would be minimal.