Port Authority increases security for holiday travel in wake of ISIS threats

Security is being ramped up for Thanksgiving travelers following the latest ISIS video threat. The video shows what's supposed to be an explosive device being put together and then hidden inside someone's

News 12 Staff

Nov 20, 2015, 6:27 AM

Updated 3,074 days ago

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Port Authority increases security for holiday travel in wake of ISIS threats
Security is being ramped up for Thanksgiving travelers following the latest ISIS video threat.
The video shows what's supposed to be an explosive device being put together and then hidden inside someone's jacket. The video goes on to show images of a crowded Manhattan street.
The NYPD says that there is no credible threat to the city, but New Jersey's Department of Homeland Security director called for local police departments to increase patrols on places where large crowds gather.
With Thanksgiving just one week away, officials at the New York and New Jersey Port Authority will add extra security to all of their transit hubs in both states to protect traveling crowds.
"We are prepared," says Executive Director Patrick Foye. "This is an agency that was attacked twice by terrorists. Eighty-four members of the Port Authority family were killed 14 years ago on 9/11. We're prepared and doing everything we possibly can and our officers are all over it."
Director Foye would not go into too many specifics but says that several law enforcement agencies are working to protect travelers.


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