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New York City Mayor and Police Commissioner Share There is No Credible Terror Threat

A recent ISIS video was sent warning of an attack on New York city. The footage shows yellow taxis and crowds in Times Square and Herald Square in Manhattan with French music playing in the background.

On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism of the NYPD, John Miller to address the threat.

The footage then cuts to a man wrapping a bomb around his waist before walking into the crowds and pulling the trigger.

De Blasio said, "The people of New York City will not be intimidated. We understand it is the goal of terrorists to intimidate and disrupt our democratic society. We will not submit to their wishes."

He went on to say "It's important to note there is no credible and specific threat against New York City. So it's critical that people go about their normal business, recognizing the NYPD is providing extraordinary protection to the people of the city."

De Blasio shared that, this week, NYPD has activated its new Critical Response Command, which will grow to more than 500 officers dedicated to anti-terrorism activities.

He added, "So the people of New York City can rest assured that extraordinary efforts are being made every single day to keep them safe. This is the finest police force in the nation. For 14 years since 9/11, this police force has consistently protected this city."

On Thursday, Commissioner Bratton appeared on CBS This Morning saying, "It appears to be a very hastily produced document that contains previously viewed video. It really didn't change our stance at all. We're constantly up and prepared."

He concluded, "The world we live in is, unfortunately, a world that generates fear, but we can't let it overwhelm us."

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