Press Release

Gillibrand Statement on Arrests in NYC Terror Plot

May 21, 2009

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.

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

–U.S. Senator Kirsten