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Counterterrorism expert: Traditional methods can’t be used to track a lone wolf
News 12 Westchester
YONKERS - A counterterrorism expert talked to News 12 about lone wolf attackers following the arrest of a Hudson Valley man for allegedly planning to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington.
Thanks to a heads up from a citizen and quick thinking from the FBI, Paul Rosenfeld’s plan was foiled.
"If that particular person, that lone wolf, that person keeping to themselves, if they don't talk, there's a very good chance they can become successful,” says Sal Lifrieri.
Lifrieri says if you see something, say something because in the case of Paul Rosenfeld, of Tappan, someone alerting authorities was a case breaker.
The counterterrorism expert says that lone wolf attacks are just getting easier and the public may be seeing more of them in the future.
"You can actually go online and learn how to make these devices and how to conduct these attacks,” he says.