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NYPD: No Reported Terror Threat For US Open

nypdtA top New York City police official says there are no reported terror threats for the upcoming US Open tennis tournament despite its being named as a potential target by an al-Qaeda group.

NYPD Director of Intelligence Analysis Rebecca Weiner (WEE’-nur) spoke at a briefing Wednesday.

She says the Queens venue was suggested as a target in the most recent edition of Inspire magazine. That’s the English-language online publication of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Weiner says the magazine detailed how to build a car bomb and suggested it be targeted at large gatherings of people, rather than buildings.

She says the magazine listed locations in New York, Washington and Virginia.

The US Open takes place from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8.


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