Man tells FBI al-Qaeda planning terrorist attack—with 3 Columbia students?
A man told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security that al-Qaeda was planning a terrorist attack on John F. Kennedy International Airport, ABC News reported Wednesday—and that three Columbia students were involved. The NYPD does not believe that the threat is credible.
He claimed three Columbia University students have already been recruited to wear explosives-laden suicide vests and detonate them at the New York airport, according to the notice.
The man also said al-Qaeda would target Los Angeles International Airport, but federal authorities are questioning the seriousness of the threat. “We remain on a heightened state of alert, but stress that there is no specific or credible threat at this time,” the FBI said in a statement.
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