The feds put the NYPD on high alert Thursday for revenge attacks spurred by a deranged American soldier’s massacre of 16 innocent Afghans in the heartland of the Taliban.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent out a bulletin warning cops in New York and elsewhere that the slaughter Sunday could trigger “acts of violence” on U.S. targets.
“The FBI and DHS are concerned that this event could contribute to the radicalization or mobilization of homegrown violent extremists in the homeland,” the bulletin reads.
It said the rampage by a 38-year-old Army sergeant in the volatile Panjwai District “will likely be incorporated into violent extremist propaganda and could contribute to an individual’s radicalization to violence.”
The NYPD said it had received the bulletin and was closely monitoring events in Afghanistan.“We’re not aware of any specific threat to the city,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, adding that the force’s counterterrorism unit has remained on high alert since the 9/11 attacks.