Police have dramatically increased security at tourist hot-spots and other heavily-trafficked areas of New York City on the heels of the Islamic terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Nearly 2 dozen people were killed and at least 59 others were injured-many critically in the terrorist attack.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Authorities say that there are no specific threats and are simply implementing precautionary measures.
No cause for alarm here folks… Yeah, right.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was ordering additional patrols at “high-profile locations” including airports and the subway “out of an abundance of caution.”
“This apparent act of terrorism, targeting a concert attended by thousands of teenagers and young people, is an inexplicable and abhorrent assault on our universal values as human beings,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement.
Apparent act of terrorism? It sounds like Cuomo has some doubts that it was a terrorist attack committed by a FREAKING MUSLIM!
“An attack on one is an attack on all, and New York stands in solidarity with the British people and our friends around the world against the forces of hate and terror,” he said.
Right after the attack Fox News token gay liberal news anchor, Shepard Smith insisted that it WAS NOT A TERROR ATTACK- he said it was a balloon that popped…
I can’t stand that idiot. Such a lib.
Additional heavy-weapons NYPD teams are being sent to Times Square, Penn Station, bridges, tunnels, mass transit systems and Yankee Stadium, where a game took place Monday evening, NBC New York reports.
“In addition to our heavy weapons teams, New Yorkers will also see vapor wake explosive detection dogs, highly trained counterterrorisim officers, and random bag checks at transit locations,” the NYPD said in a statement.
The US Department of Homeland Security said it was working to find information and stood ready to assist counterparts in Britain, The Hindu reports.
“At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States,” the department said in a statement.
“However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions,” it said.
Police said at least 19 people were killed and around 59 were wounded in the attack just as Grande left the stage.
It is the deadliest attack in Britain since 2005.