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NYPD warns of ‘heightened threat environment’ for domestic attacks amid war in Israel

The NYPD urged residents of New York City to be on the lookout for potential domestic terror attacks on Wednesday, saying the Oct. 7 assault on Israel may “resonate” with some in the U.S.

The police released the public statement Wednesday afternoon and added that they have canceled all in-service training for new police officers. The NYPD is one of several U.S. law enforcement agencies to warn of potential copycat attacks on home soil amid the unrest in Israel.

“We are currently in a heightened threat environment and tensions have been rising since the assault against Israel on October 7th. The NYPD is doing everything we can do to forestall future violence in our city. However, we know the ongoing events overseas may resonate with individuals domestically and that is hard to anticipate,” police wrote.

“The NYPD asks all New Yorkers to remain vigilant and reminds everyone if they see something to say something. For these reasons, the NYPD is continuing with our Citywide all-out deployment and all in-service training will continue to be postponed until further notice,” the statement continued.

Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack killed at least 1,400 people in Israel, including at least 31 Americans.

Anders Hagstrom is a reporter with Fox News Digital covering national politics and major breaking news events. Send tips to, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.


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