ISIS names NYC Thanksgiving day 'excellent target'

November 14, 2016

 

THE LATEST:

  • Latest issues of terror groups' magazine says the parade would be an "excellent target" for terror attack

  • According to officials, no credible or specific threat has been made to the parade or the city on Thanksgiving

 

According to an ISIS English-language magazine, Manhattan's Thanksgiving day parade would be an "excellent target" for terrorist activity.


The latest edition of the magazine features a "how-to" on causing mass-casualties, citing the parade for its distinction for terrorism.


The magazine said the parade would be ideal for something similar to the attacks carried out in Paris that occurred one year ago Sunday.


Local and federal law enforcement, along with counterterrorism, say there is no credible or specific threat to the city or the parade on Thanksgiving day. 

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