Terror threat just a hoax: NYPD

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New York, Jan.7 (ANI): New York Police has described a chilling terror warning spreading across the U.S. and Israel as a hoax.

The threat, which has popped up on forwarded e-mails and blog posts across the world, warned of an attack in New York on Wednesday.

According to the New York Daily News, the warning originated with a Muslim cab driver who told a Jewish woman he picked up of a January 7 plot.

"There is no terror plot or threat connected to the rumor that is circulating inNew York and in other cities abroad," the paper quoted Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne, as saying."There are several variations on the rumor, but it is just that, the latest urban myth," he added.

City Hall and the NYPD were alerted to the viral message days ago, officials said. (ANI)

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