New York attack: 'It was just a matter of time', says journalist

New York attack: 'It was just a matter of time', says journalist

A terror attack took place in New York

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A journalist has said whilst everyone is shocked and horrified about the New York attack, it was only a matter of time.

A terror attack took place in New York yesterday (October 31). A truck ploughed into people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan killing eight people and leaving 11 injured. The suspected attacker was shot but is still alive.

British journalist based in New York Jane Mulkerrins told Sam Delaney: "I’m not saying that anyone is not shocked and horrified by the New York attack I think in all honesty if we’re being brutally honest about, this it was a matter of time.

"This is the first serious terror attack New York has had since 9/11 and I think London has suffered, Paris has suffered, Brussels have suffered. It really was a matter of time."

However she said "we don’t want to see this manipulated into some sort of ethnic crackdown on certain immigrant groups or ethnic minorities."

She added that in response to terrorism "it’s a very similar attitude I think between Londoners and New Yorkers."

Albany bureau chief for New York Daily News Ken Lovett also said whilst the attack has put "the city on edge" people are still "back at school today and back at work and trying to live their lives."

He explained last night (October 31) the Halloween Day Parade still took place despite being near to the attack. But said at the New York Marathon on the weekend he expects "people are going to have their eyes and senses raised."

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