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Cuomo: Security raised on transit, at airports after attack

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is seen here on

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is seen here on Sept. 13, 2017. Credit: James Carbone

After the deadly pickup truck attack in lower Manhattan, commuters traveling to and from New York City can expect to see more security at “high-profile” sites, including mass transit systems, airports, bridges and tunnels, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement Tuesday evening.

“These are precautionary measures, not based on any specific intelligence on ongoing threats,” Cuomo said.

His directive includes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — which runs the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and New York City subways — as well as the New York State Police and National Guard, the state Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services and the Port Authority.

However, a spokesman for the NYPD, which provides security for the city’s subways, said: “At this time, we have no plans to shut any areas of the city.”

The only exception: The West Side Highway will be closed from Murray Street to 23rd Street until further notice due to the police investigation.


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