Christie urges New Jerseyans “to be alert” after botched NYC bombing

After an ISIS-inspired but thankfully botching bombing rocked New Yorkers’ nerves on Monday morning, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urged his own state’s residents to remain on high alert. 

“Every law enforcement asset in New Jersey is coordinating with our federal and New York partners regarding this incident. I have been fully briefed by my Homeland Security Advisor and have ordered additional security at our mass transit hubs. We will keep the public informed as the situation warrants. I urge all New Jerseyans to be alert and that if they see something unusual, to report it to law enforcement immediately,” Christie said in a statement.

Federal and state authorities are still investigating the explosion this morning beneath the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal. The suspect is Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh.