Westchester travelers unfazed by potential for terrorist attack during holidays
Westchester travelers are remaining calm this holiday season, despite terrorism experts warning there is potential for a terrorist attack.
Experts say the failing health of Cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the "blind sheik," could bring retaliation from his followers. Abdel-Rahman was convicted of plotting to bomb New York City landmarks back in 1999. Both Abdel-Rahman and his followers have repeatedly called for retaliatory attacks on Americans if he should die in U.S. custody.
Despite the warning, residents at the Westchester County Airport say they are more concerned about getting through security than about an attack. Many say people just have to go on living their lives.
The Department of Homeland Security says it has no information on a specific threat at this time.