Man Arrested While Trying To Buy Explosives To Attack Times Square, Police Sources Say

A man has been arrested after authorities say he was plotted to detonate explosive devices in Manhattan’s Times Square. Police sources tell CBS2 that the suspect was taken into custody by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes both the Read More …

New York National Guard Soldiers hone domestic nuclear disaster response skills at Guard Response exercise

One hundred and sixty New York Army National Guard Soldiers spent May 8-16 honing their emergency response skills during exercise Guardian Response 2019 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Guardian Response exercises validate Army units ability to support state and local authorities Read More …

JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and Read More …

Soldiers get up to speed on unique command

More than 50 Soldiers and civilians received first-hand information about a one-of-a-kind Army unit during their onboarding briefings Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Leaders from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command briefed new teammates who had Read More …

State emergency response teams to receive $6.5 million in Homeland Security grants

Four types of emergency response teams across the state will receive federal Homeland Security Program grant funds, and several cities and counties will receive funds to enhance the capabilities of vital emergency response teams and protect critical infrastructure in their Read More …

Technology To Screen For Explosive Vests Coming To Penn Station

Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City’s Penn Station. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday. Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in Read More …

Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None

A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a standstill Read More …