NYPD official: No reported terrorist threats for US Open
There are no reported terror threats for the US Open Tennis Tournament, a top New York Police Department official said Wednesday at a counterterror briefing.
An article in a recent issue of Inspire, a terrorism magazine published by AQAP, a branch of the international terrorist network Al Qaeda, encourages readers to target people in car bombings.
Director of Intelligence Analysis Rebecca Weiner said the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which has hosted the tournament since 1978, is a suggested target in the article.
''We will ensure that the suggestions in this magazine remain hypothetical,'' Weiner said, according to the Associated Press.
First-round play begins August 25 and the tournament runs through September 8.
- Chris Johnson