May 21, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on Arrests in NYC Terror Plot

Washington, D.C. - This morning, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on the arrests last night of four men after allegedly plotting to detonate a bomb outside a Jewish temple and shoot down a military plane.

"The NYPD and the FBI have done an outstanding job working together to keep our City and state safe.  I know I speak for all New Yorkers, when I thank them for the work they have done over the past year of this investigation. I've heard from Commissioner Kelly and the New York office of the FBI and I understand that this is indeed an isolated matter.  In the coming days, I plan to work with my colleagues in Washington to deliver the security funding we need to safeguard our synagogues and other community and religious institutions."

--U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand