Security level lowered on Bronx and city subways

Security levels on mass transit systems around New York have returned to elevated Tuesday after authorities raised it to heightened October 6.

During the past few days, more NYPD along with other tri-state security officials have been patrolling subway and train platforms and conducting random bag and stroller searches. The heightened security came after Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) along with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said a credible terror threat was made against mass transportation. Despite the lower threat level, police say they will continue to conduct random bag searches but will gradually scale back the number of patrolling officers over the oncoming days.

Officials are still investigating the claims made by al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq to see if recent subway threats were credible.

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