Governor Cuomo directs police and National Guard to deploy additional 1,000 officers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the State Police and National Guard on Sunday to deploy an additional 1,000 officers to high-profile locations across New York.

This is following an explosion that occurred in Manhattan, N.Y. on Saturday night.

According to the Governor’s office, state agencies, including the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, New York State Police, National Guard, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remain alert.

After an extensive inspection, Gov. Cuomo also announced on Sunday that the MTA and PATH train service has been restored.

Both systems did not suffer any damage.

“Protecting the safety of New Yorkers and our state’s visitors is priority number one,” Governor Cuomo said. “After thorough inspection, train service has been restored and we continue to work closely with our local and federal partners to monitor the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, we are increasing security at high-profile locations across the city, and all state agencies continue to remain on alert.”

The MTA has increased its surveillance to provide protection across all of its agencies.

The MTA Police Department has also increased its security by providing extra protection from their police canine teams and emergency service units.

Railroad customers will see an increase of patrols and random bag checks at various locations.

According to the Governor’s Office, work crews from the PATH services were in the uptown tunnel on Saturday evening, and the tunnels have been determined safe for passenger service at this time

The Port Authority Police Department has also increased high-visibility patrols at all Port Authority facilities.

New Yorkers are reminded to stay alert of their surroundings, and to report any suspicious activity.

Reports can be made to the Counter Terrorism Center at the New York State Intelligence Center via its terrorism tip line: 1-866-SAFENYS (1-866-723-3697); or by email: ctcenter@nysic.ny.gov.

 

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