Police monitor the Stamford, Conn., train tracks that service Amtrak and Metro-North, Friday Oct. 7, 2005. Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Thursday night ordered increased security on Metro-North trains because of what New York City officials called a credible threa
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NEW YORK -- Commuters headed to work Friday under the watchful eyes of police after a newly disclosed terror threat against the New York subway system raised the specter of an attack with explosives concealed in a baby stroller.
"Hopefully, God's with me and I'll be OK," said Vinnie Stella, clutching newspapers under his arm as he entered the subway at Penn Station, heading toward his downtown job as a computer consultant.
Like Stella, Rob Johnson, 30, said he wasn't worried. "The cops have it under control."
An underground show of force was promised by the nation's largest police department. But at Penn Station during the start of morning rush hour, some subway riders commented on a lack of visible police presence, and said no one had searched their bags.
(c) 2005 Associated Press