The NYPD’s top terror chief said Tuesday that an attack like the one in a Sydney chocolate shop that left two hostages and the gunman dead is inevitable in New York.
“I think in many ways it is inevitable,” John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence, told “CBS This Morning.”
“I think it’s less a question of if, more a question of when.”
A 16-hour the standoff with a gunman who had held as many as 17 hostages ended early Tuesday when authorities stormed into Sydney’s Lindt Chocolate Cafe.
Miller noted the incident was just the latest in a string of recent ISIS and Al Qaeda-inspired attacks around the globe, including two incidents in Canada and the hatchet-wielding man who was shot dead when he attacked police in Queens in October.