#BREAKING: ISIS releases a photo of what appears to be one of their supporters in front of New York’s Metropolitan Museum. pic.twitter.com/3le9A5YPzl
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According to news reports, Jihadis are spreading chilling selfies of a man brandishing ISIS logos while posing on New York City streets.
Terror watchdog group Memri said the photos were spotted in pro-Islamic State channels on the instant messaging app Telegram.
You can see in one of the selfies, a man wearing an ISIS-branded scarf over his face outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and near an NYPD security camera. Pedestrians can be seen walking by.
The phone-holder in another has the terror group’s logo on its screen in front of the World Trade Center. He appears to be standing near the corner of Houston Street and the West Side Highway.
The NYPD says it’s aware of the images and is investigating, but “at this time there are no credible threats related to New York City.”
The department would not answer questions or whether it is looking at security footage or what else it’s doing to establish whether there is a credible threat.
Police see these photos all the time and they often end up being fakes, law enforcement sources said.
The photos appeared just weeks after an ISIS-inspired bomber tried to blow himself up at the Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour.
Suspect Akayed Ullah told investigators that he was radicalized through online propaganda.
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