search

NY mayor, gov say evidence now points at terror in bombing

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reverses a previous assessment to the effect that the attack overnight Saturday in Manhattan was not linked to “international terrorism.”

In light of new evidence, he tells CNN, “I would not be surprised if we did have a foreign connection to the act.”

Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterates the FBI’s warning regarding suspect Rahami.

“I want to be very clear that this individual could be armed and dangerous,” he says, according to The New York Times. “Anyone seeing him should call 911 immediately.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talk with area residents Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, while touring the site of an explosion that occurred on Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. (Justin Lane/EPA via AP, Pool)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talk with area residents on Sunday, September 18, 2016, while touring the site of an explosion that occurred on Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. (Justin Lane/EPA via AP, Pool)

Separately, de Blasio says New Yorkers should brace for a larger police presence throughout the city.

“In the coming hours we are going to be able to say a lot more about what happened here,” he says in an interview with the ABC show “Good Morning America.”

“It is certainly leaning more in the direction that this was a specific act of terror,” he adds.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed