Newark Prudential Building cased by terrorists in 30-page document
News that the Prudential Building was cased by terrorists in a 30-page document came as a shock to building chairman Art Ryan Monday. Ryan says while they may have spent a number of years walking around the outside of the building, they neither gained entrance into the building nor had blueprints.
In spite of the orange alert level, it was business as usual for employees who work at the Prudential Building in Newark. Navigating tighter security checks and passing police in riot gear, the employees made their way to their desks.
The new security measures are in response to the federal government's warning that the building has been named as a potential terror target. In addition to the specific threat, Essex, Hudson, Union, Bergen and Passaic Counties are also in a code orange alert.
Newark Mayor Sharpe James says safety is of paramount concern to everyone. He also says there will continue to be 24-hour surveillance in the air and on the ground as well as other undisclosed security measures. He added that the Newark police are taking every potential security threat seriously.