More than 20 terror plots foiled in New York

2015-09-09 10:29
Firemen hold the National 9/11 Flag during a ceremony marking the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Don Emmert, AFP)

Firemen hold the National 9/11 Flag during a ceremony marking the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Don Emmert, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Washington - More than 20 terror plots have been foiled in New York since the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks, according to the city's police chief on Tuesday, who said the risk of another devastating attack remains "greater than ever."

Speaking before a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security, New York City Police Chief Bill Bratton warned of "multiple hazards" on the terrorism front, from "lone wolf" attackers to radicalised supporters of the brand of Islam espoused by ISIS.

"Since September 11, 2001, there have been more than 20 terrorist plots against New York City," Bratton said. "So far they have been thwarted."

He added, however, that "in many respects, we currently face a greater likelihood of attack than we have seen in years," Bratton said.

On Friday, New York marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that leveled the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, claiming 2 753 lives, in addition to deadly attacks on the Pentagon and on a commercial airplane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania the same day.

Read more on:    nypd  |  9/11 attacks  |  us

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


And our winner of our second case of Amstel Beer is...

We have decided to award another voter with a prize for voting for their favourite picture.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.