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"Extraordinary" police presence in New York - mayor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:15

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced ''extraordinary'' police presence at airports and subways in the city, in the wake of the Brussels attacks. Diane Hodges reports.

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Specially-trained anti-terrorism police have taken up posts in New York, following the attacks in Brussels. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said officials have not received any information about specific threat, but have sent out the special unit in hopes of heading off trouble. SOUNDBITE: New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, saying (English): "We will keep people apprised any new developments, but expect to see extraordinary NYPD presence out over the coming days as a sign of our readiness to protect people at all times." However, he told the city's residents that the best way to defeat terrorism is by going about their normal business. SOUNDBITE: New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, saying (English): "The terrorists by definition try to use death as their tool, their aim is to spread death; we answer them with life, and a strong and vibrant society." In addition to the increased police presence, New York's governor has activated National Guard troops to provide extra security at New York City's two airports and at major railroad stations. It's part of new security precautions in cities across the U.S. The attacks in Brussels occurred despite stepped up security across Europe. Officials in the U.S. are hoping their preparations will be more successful in preventing the violence from spreading.

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"Extraordinary" police presence in New York - mayor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:15