Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has responded to new terrorism warnings by strengthening security.[@@]
Parking facilities at Prudential headquarters are still open, but extra security measures include concrete barriers and other steps that Prudential spokesman Michael Arcaro declines to explain in detail.
Adoption of the new security measures follows the publication of reports warning that Al Qaeda-sponsored terrorists have planned attacks on leading U.S. financial institutions. In addition to Prudential’s headquarters, the threats refer to the New York Stock Exchange and the headquarters of Citigroup Inc., New York.
“Prudential Financial has responded to yesterday’s announced terrorism threat to the company’s Newark facilities by taking additional security precautions in and around these locations,” Arcaro says. “Added security and local law enforcement personnel along with safety barricades and additional screening procedures were in place early this morning. Employees are reporting to work, and it remains business as usual for the company’s operations.”