No 9/11-related threats to NYC forward of remembrance occasions, legislation enforcement officers say
Native, state and legislation enforcement officers convened in New York Metropolis on Friday forward of the 20th anniversary of the devastating assaults on Sept. 11, 2001.
There are not any threats towards New York Metropolis because the Massive Apple nears 20 years to the day, however officers stated folks within the 5 boroughs may count on to see a larger police presence all through the weekend. New York Metropolis Police Commissioner Dermot Shea stated 1000’s of uniformed and non-uniformed private can be deployed all through the town and in varied capacities, although he wouldn’t go into specifics.
“I completely assure the protection of the town tomorrow,” Shea stated in response to a reporter’s query. “Come out and revel in New York. It is the best metropolis on the planet.”
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Shea was joined early Friday afternoon by Division of Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, counterterrorism officers from the New York Police Division, as effectively Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Invoice de Blasio.
The newly minted governor, who took over after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in shame in August, stated Friday’s climate was a reminder of “what it was like precisely 20 years in the past – a spectacular day of brilliant blue skies, a day of nice potentialities.”
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“And everyone knows what occurred when the terrorists determined to threaten New York Metropolis, as a result of we’re the beacon of freedom. We’re the place that has the Statue of Liberty in our harbor,” Hochul stated. “So, we proceed to be a risk to all freedom-hating people world wide, we’re conscious of that.”
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She and Mayorkas emphasised the collaboration between New York Metropolis, the state and its federal legislation enforcement companions.
“We really feel very assured at this very second, after assessing our threats, that we’ll be capable to deal with the occasions of this weekend and welcome folks from world wide – who come to this place of reflection, to consider what it means and the way New York got here again after that horrific day, these horrific occasions,” she continued. “Twenty years later, we always remember, however we go forth into the longer term steeled within the conviction that sure, we’re knocked down, however we’re by no means out.”