NYC Boosts Subway Security, Cites 'Specific Threat'

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New York City police officers descend into the Times Square subway station

New York City police officers descend into the Times Square subway station, Oct. 6. Reuters hide caption

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New York City is increasing security on its subways after receiving what Mayor Mike Bloomberg calls a specific threat to mass transit in the coming days. At a press conference Thursday, he made note of an unusual "level of specificity" and said the threat originated overseas.

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