Security high at Cricket World Cup in New York amid new ISIS-K threat, official says – CBS New York

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NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. — Authorities have increased security ahead of Sunday’s highly anticipated game between India and Pakistan at the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup on Long Island, a Nassau County official said. 
The official told CNN a threat by the terror group ISIS-K was considered credible until proven otherwise. 
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder previously said the event received a threat linked to ISIS-K in April, followed by more specific threats against Sunday’s matchup at the International Cricket Stadium in Eisenhower Park
The threat referenced a viral video circulating online, which calls for a “lone wolf to act out.”
On Sunday morning, officials received an additional, “more generic” threat, Ryder told CNN. The new threat does not specifically target Sunday’s game but features someone standing behind a sporting stadium, Ryder said.
“So today, the game – we’ve upped our security, we’re working out all of the investigations from the intelligence side, and we’re going to be prepared,” Ryder said.
Security surrounding Sunday’s game includes officers monitoring the fence line, checking cars and patrolling using horses and drones.
The cricket venue is “going to be the safest place in Nassau County” today, Ryder said, which he also said in the weeks leading up to the tournament
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman previously said officials spent months working on World Cup security and described it as “the Super Bowl on steroids,” with coordinated efforts with federal partners, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Ryder previously outlined the following safety protocols: 
Click here to watch the full briefing on security for the 2024 Cricket World Cup on Long Island. 
First published on June 9, 2024 / 10:41 AM EDT
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