NYPD: No ‘Specific’ Threat To NYC After Times Square Appears In Islamic State Video

AP

A spokesman for the New York Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that there is not a “current or specific threat” against New York City, after Times Square appeared in an Islamic State video, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Stephen Davis said in the statement the footage that appeared in the video, some of which is dated, “reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target,” according to the Journal.

The video shows a suicide bomber preparing for an attack, sliced between images of Times Square. The video ends with the bomber pulling the bomb’s trigger as the camera fades to black, according to The New York Post.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris, France over the weekend that left at least 129 people dead.

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