New York City’s police commissioner said Wednesday that a potential retaliatory attack on New York City by Iran is an ongoing concern for the NYPD.
Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke at the NYPD Shield Anti-Terrorism Conference.
According to the New York Post, Kelly said that a possible conflict between Iran and Israel was of concern to the law enforcement agency due to the city’s large Jewish population.
“We’ve been concerned about Iran for a while, and I think the history of those events throughout the world since January give us cause for concern,” he said.
“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,” Kelly was quoted by the New York Post as saying.