Stepped-up subway security continues into work week

Subway riders returning from the Thanksgiving holiday can expect to see an increased police presence in the subway Monday.

The New York Police Department said it stepped up patrols in the subway system after an unsubstantiated al-Qaida threat targeting the subways became public last week.

Police yesterday said the extra manpower would still be evident today and did not say when it would cease.

The Associated Press reported it had received an internal FBI memo, saying that in September the terrorist group “may have discussed targeting transit systems in and around New York City” during the holiday season.

The police said they added officers out of an abundance of caution.

-- Marlene Naanes

Tags: subway , terrorism , nypd , al-qaida , transportation , transit

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