NYPD Stepping Up Security in Stations With ‘Savage’ Subway Posters, Maybe

The poster. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Although NYPD spokesman Paul Browne has insisted that he anticipated no change “in security, posture or staffing" because of the provocative "Defeat Jihad" posters that went up in ten stations yesterday (against the MTA's wishes), the Post hears otherwise:

The NYPD quietly increased its presence at the stations with the ads — which include 28th Street on the 6 line and 34th Street on the 1 line, sources said. Those stations will undergo extra scrutiny from transit police and beat cops alike, both underground and on street level, the sources said.

So, who knows? Either way, New York's citizenry already seems to be taking some action of its own: The Post says that the one of the posters was torn down "just hours after it was hung."