Security is tight on Wall Street in response to what law enforcement sources on Tuesday called terrorist threats against “symbols of American capitalism.”
The crackdown comes as the anniversary of the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Center bombing nears and in the midst of the trial of 11 Muslim extremists accused of plotting to wage a war of urban terrorism in the New York.
Uniformed officers have been posted around-the-clock at the stock exchanges.
The sources refused to say who made the threats, but Wall Street workers said security mushroomed Feb. 2 as the alleged mastermind behind the planned bombings and assassinations issued cryptic warnings while negotiating a plea bargain.
Siddig Ibrahim Siddig Ali pleaded guilty, telling prosecutors about “a few things that are happening out there that I don’t want to be part of.”