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Target Brooklyn Bridge

Threat Information
Part of Al-Qaeda targets Brooklyn Bridge and trains

Target Brooklyn Bridge

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Start Early 20021
LocationBrooklyn Bridge, New York, New York, United States
ConnectedIyman Faris1, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableKhalid Shaikh Mohammed tasked Faris to study the feasibility of cutting the suspension cables on the bridge to bring it down. In late 2002, Faris visited the bridge and determined it was unlikely to work.1
 
 
Sources
1United States vs. Iyman Faris, indictment.
Photo: Peter Basich, New York City Department of Transportation
 
 
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