New Yorkers, be vigilant. We are the most protected city in the world. You will see a very substantial NYPD presence today & this week.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 18, 2016
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 19, 2016 10:09 AM
A full week of United Nations meetings are getting underway today in New York just as NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez confirms “we’re at a level of alert that this city has never seen since 9/11.” While there is always heightened security around the UN meetings, Mayor Bill De Blasio confirmed this year would be exceptional in light of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey telling reporters: “We would normally have an expanded presence for the General Assembly. You will see an even stronger presence now.”
The NYPD is also warning New Yorkers to expect heavy travel delays. Per ABC, the NYPD is organizing a joint task force of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including heavy weapons teams and canines, that will add 1,000’s of cops to the New York streets to conduct enhanced bag checks at subway stations throughout the city and monitor major traffic intersections.
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