01 Feb '11, 3pm

US warns Wall Street of Al-Qaeda terror threat (via ST iPhone App)

NEW YORK - US OFFICIALS have warned the leaders of Wall Street banks that the firms and their executives may be the targets of Al-Qaeda plots, the NBC network reported on Tuesday. NBC's New York affiliate said that intelligence officials are worried that Al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen may try to mail package bombs or biological or chemical agents to Wall Street bankers. The threats are not specific and there is 'no indication of a targeted assassination plot' against any Wall Street executive, NBC reported. But, officials are concerned that the names of some top banking executives have been discussed by terror operatives overseas. Marquee banks including Goldman Sachs, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and others, have been briefed by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, security officials told NBCNewYork.com. Police are urging Wall Street bankers to increase security in ...

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