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NY police ‘very cognizant’ of potential Iranian attack on city

Posted on Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Photo by James R. Tourtellotte.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Photo by James R. Tourtellotte.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is monitoring the possibility of an Iranian attack on New York City due to the area’s large Jewish community, the New York Post reported.

“Obviously if there’s any action involving Israel and Iran we have to be very cognizant of the potential of retaliation here in New York City,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at the NYPD’s Shield anti-terrorism conference, according to the Post.

At the conference, NYPD Lt. Kevin Yorke noted that Iran’s nuclear program, and the global tension that it causes, is the source of “a number of very significant plots and attacks.”

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