No evidence to suggest a wider plot or an ongoing threat? Really, Governor? Here’s some: last June, the Islamic State published a poster depicting an SUV driving over a heap of skulls and bearing the legend “Run Over Them Without Mercy.”
And the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“New York Mayor: 8 dead in lower Manhattan ‘cowardly’ terror attack,” Al Arabiya, October 31, 2017:
The New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that eight people were killed in a truck attack and shooting incident that occurred in a Lower Manhattan area in New York on Tuesday. Dozens more were injured.
“This was a particularly cowardly act of terror.” he said.
New York state governor Andrew Cuomo told media that there is no evidence to suggest wider plot or wider scheme….
“A Driver Killed Multiple Pedestrians in New York City. Here’s What to Know,” by Katie Reilly, Time.com, October 31, 2017:
…At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen were injured, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Tuesday night, calling it “a very painful day in our city.”
Two adults and two children were also injured when the suspect struck a school bus….
Police said the suspect — a 29-year-old man — struck pedestrians and continued driving a rented Home Depot pickup truck, colliding with a school bus. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms and was shot by law enforcement officers….
“This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” de Blasio said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is no evidence of an ongoing threat at this time.
“We will be vigilant, more police everywhere,” Cuomo said at Tuesday’s press conference. “You’ll see them in the airports, you’ll see them in the tunnels. It’s not because there’s any evidence of an ongoing threat or any additional threat, it’s just out of vigilance and out of caution.”…