Areas around The Bronx and NYC cited as new potential terrorist targets

(08/01/04) CITY HALL - The Bronx and the rest of the city have been at a high, or orange, terror alert level since the September 11th attacks. But on Sunday, the federal government cited financial centers including the New York Stock Exchange, the Citycorp Buildings as well as areas in northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. as possible terror targets.

The raise in the terror alert for areas in and around New York City was based on information obtained by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Mayor Bloomberg spoke to all New Yorkers after Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announced the new potential terror threats. Bloomberg urged folks to carry on as normal. He stressed that city officials are doing all they can to protect all residents. The mayor and police commissioner Ray Kelly also reminded Bronx residents to report any suspicious activity by either calling 911 or 311.

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