Folks, the RNC is being held near a busy subway station which serves hundreds of thousands of daily riders Sources said the threat was taken so seriously by officials that it was mentioned this week in a Department of Homeland Security memo. The plot unraveled when the NYPD’s Intelligence Division began conducting surveillance earlier this year on a group of
Muslim Mohammedans in Brooklyn.
One of the men arrested yesterday had been thrown out of the group, sources said.
“Whether this is al Qaeda or an unstable lone wolf doesn’t make much of a difference as to the danger,” said a law enforcement official.