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September 21, 2009

Suspected terrorists arrested may have been targeting transport infrastructure

Editor's Note: The arrest of suspected grassroots jihadists who allegedly plotted an attack similar to the 2004 Madrid, Spain train bombings demonstrates the continuing need for law enforcement vigilance against potential terror attacks. In a recent PoliceOne feature article, Fred Burton (who is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on terrorists and terrorist organizations) told PoliceOne that American cops are "our best eyes and ears for detecting pre-operational surveillance by anybody. If you could marshal those assets from sea to shining sea you could have a much better picture of events from a real-time surveillance perspective than we currently do."

NEW YORK — A terror plot that came to light this week following raids in New York may have been targeting a major transportation center, sources close to the investigation told CNN on Thursday.

There was planning and preparation for an attack, presumably in the New York area, where there would be a large number of people and where security screening is lax such as a large railroad or subway station, essentially where there is no airport-style screening, the sources said.

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