GW Bridge Security in Focus in Wake of Guilty Pleas to Terrorism Charges and Another Suicide

The Record reports, “Days before officials are due to issue a report on work conditions for private security guards at the George Washington Bridge, a second man has jumped from the span and landed close to an area patrolled by the guards.” The article focuses on overall security concerns at the span and notes, “The bridge’s attractiveness as a terror target was underlined on [February 10] when two New York City men pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in federal court in Brooklyn. [Link added.] One of the men, Munther Omar Saleh, 21, was questioned in 2015 after he was spotted by Port Authority police officers loitering on the George Washington Bridge on two consecutive days.”