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NYPD Says No Terror Threats Seen for U.S. Open

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A top New York City Police Department official says next month's U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens is not facing a terror threat despite being named as a potential target by an al-Qaeda group.

The NYPD's Director of Intelligence Analysis says the Billie Jean King Tennis Center was recently mentioned in an al-Qaeda based online magazine.

She also says the magazine detailed how to build a car bomb and suggested targeting large gatherings of people instead of buildings.

But she says police are working to make sure the magazine's ideas remain just suggestions.

The 2014 U.S. Open gets under way on August 25.

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