New York - NYPD On High-Alert At Jewish Institutions from Iranian Terrorists
New York, NY - The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city.
The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez reported seeing police cars, heavily-armed officers and K-9 units outside the consulate on Friday.
Israeli governmental buildings and Jewish soft targets like synagogues and community centers have been placed on high alert.
“CBS This Morning” Senior Correspondent John Miller said Iran’s threat is very real. Security sources said that on three separate occasions — in 2002, 2003 and 2004 — suspected Iranian intelligence agents were caught in New York City conducting surveillance on landmarks and critical infrastructures looking for potential targets.
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