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Al-Qaida message for NYC investigated

April 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Investigators said they were trying to determine if an illustration of the New York skyline with the words "Al Qaeda coming soon" represents a real threat.

The 3-D image was posted on a number of al-Qaida Web forums, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Paul Browne, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, said that on one Arabic-language site, gulfup.com, it was in the "art and design" section.

Browne said the poster is believed to be an Egyptian.

The FBI issued a statement saying its Joint Terrorism Task Force was investigating the image. The agency said there was no "specific or credible" threat against New York.

The image shows a man and a boy on a street with the man glancing over his shoulder where the words "Al Qaeda coming soon again in New York" are superimposed on the scene.

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