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NJ Transit Police : Operation to Protect and Harden the System Underway

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photos courtesy of New Jersey Transit Police
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Transit Police, along with our federal, state, and local partners, are engaged in a large-scale operation to harden the system. You may notice uniformed NJTPD officers operating along with Amtrak Police, Port Authority Police, New Jersey State Police, NJ Office of Homeland Security, and additional local agencies. Plain clothes officers are providing an overlapping layer of protection as well.⁣

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NJ office of Homeland Security : London Attack Highlights Threat From “Low-Tech” Weapons

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June 5,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, according to the NJ office of Homeland Security  the terrorist attack in London on June 3 highlights the continuing threat from “low-tech,” unsophisticated weapons such as vehicles and knives. Although there are no specific threats to New Jersey, these types of attacks require little preparation and could be conducted with little or no warning. Last week’s attack in London follows vehicle rammings at Westminster Bridge in London in May; in Stockholm, Sweden, in April; at a Christmas market in Berlin in December; on the campus of Ohio State University in November; and at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, last July. ISIS and al-Qa’ida have encouraged their followers to attack where they are, with whatever weapons they can acquire. Last week, a pro-ISIS message encouraged its readers to kill civilians, with a caption reading, “Run them over by vehicles,” and showing an image with a truck, a knife, and a handgun (see photo).

The scenario for the attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market was similar to those of the attacks at Westminster Bridge and Ohio State University. In each case, the attackers drove a vehicle into pedestrians, then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people. These multi-phase attacks extend the incident, thus increasing the number of casualties and amplifying the terror effect.