NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police have tightened protections after Iraq's prime minister said captured Islamic State militants had disclosed a plot to attack U.S. and Paris subways. But New York's mayor and governor say there is no specific, credible threat currently to the nation's biggest subway system.
Bag inspections were being set up Thursday at some subway stations, and more bomb-sniffing dogs and surveillance teams were deployed. Police Commissioner
William Bratton said officers were working overtime and doing extra checks of subway stations.
But Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo both took trains themselves Thursday to send a message of safety. Cuomo says New York is "more prepared than it has ever been."
After years of reports of potential terror threats, many riders have taken the news in stride.