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Statue of Liberty threat leads to tighter security

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NEW YORK — Security was tightened at the Statue of Liberty because of a threat to destroy the landmark in New York Harbor, authorities said Monday.

The threat, from a "domestic" source, had warned of an attack on Sunday, authorities said.

No trouble was reported by Monday and both Liberty Island and neighboring Ellis Island remained open and were operating normally, said Edie Shean-Hammond, a National Park Service regional spokeswoman.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force alerted the National Park Service. Police provided additional boat and air patrols around the islands.