New York, June 8 (ANI): A well-known jihadi Web site has called on supporters to plant fake bombs in New York to wreak havoc, exhaust law enforcement and lure New Yorkers into complacency, an FBI alert says.
According to the New York Daily News, however, local FBI and NYPD sources downplayed the internal report, which was issued out of the FBI's Field Office Intelligence Division in Washington.
"We handle hundreds of false alarms each week, and have for years, and still managed to react quickly when the real thing happens," said an NYPD source.
The alert was part of a routine internal bulletin. FBI sources said the city has a strong system in place to handle suspicious packages. (ANI)