NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller called acts of terror a “fact of life” during a Monday morning press conference following an ISIS inspired bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station.
In response to a question about the recent increase in Manhattan terror attacks, Miller listed the successful and unsuccessful terrorist attacks perpetrated in New York City since the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and indicated terrorism is a “fact of life” regardless of where one lives.
“Clearly due to an immense effort that is put into this by the FBI, the NYPD, our intelligence and counterterrorism people, and everybody else, it’s an all hands effort,” Miller said. “We have prevented a significant number of plots, a significant number of attacks, but this is a fact of life whether you’re in New York or London or Paris. The question is can it happen here, and the answer is it can happen anywhere.”
The Monday morning bombing, perpetrated by a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, was largely unsuccessful as only four people — including the terrorist — suffered non life threatening injuries.
The attack comes roughly one month after an ISIS inspired vehicle attack that claimed eight lives in lower Manhattan.
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