Exploding Baby Carriages in Subways
This is a great example of a movie-plot threat.
A terrorist plot to attack the subways with bomb-laden baby carriages and briefcases -- the most specific threat ever made against the city -- triggered a massive security crackdown yesterday.
This is not to say that there isn't a real plot that was uncovered, but the specificity of the threat seems a bit ridiculous.
And if we ban baby carriages from the subways, and the terrorists put their bombs in duffel bags instead, have we really won anything?
EDITED TO ADD: The threat was a hoax.
Posted on October 11, 2005 at 8:12 AM • 52 Comments