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The authorities in New York have tightened security for the highly anticipated India versus Pakistan clash in the T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled to take place on June 9, after ISIS-K called for a "Lone Wolf Attack". A video was released by the terror group wherein they urged independent attackers to take over, which led to the urgent response from the New York local and state officials.

As per Wikipedia, a lone wolf attack is known as a particular kind of mass murder, committed in a public setting by an individual. The Police Commissioner of Nassau County, Patrick Ryder, confirmed that the threat is real before outlining the steps being taken to ensure the safety of everyone.

“In a video that has gone global, the terror group is calling for that 'Lone Wolf' to act out. When you have a game and a crowd as big as this, everything is credible,” remarked Patrick Ryder as per the report from the Times of India. He remarked that initially there was a broad, international threat, but it evolved since April and now, it has become more specific to the India versus Pakistan clash from ISIS-K.

The Nassau County Commissioner added, “Then it got a little bit more specific towards the actual game of India versus Pakistan but did not name the place. The latest development includes a video showing drones flying over the cricket stadium with the date ‘9/6/2024’.”

The Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, also commented on the matter and said, “There is no credible public safety threat at this time,” before adding, "We continue to monitor the situation closely. My administration has been working for months with federal law enforcement and Nassau County to ensure New Yorkers and visitors are safe.”

India will be taking on Pakistan at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow, New York, the USA, in a clash to potentially decide the top team from Group A of the T20 World Cup.