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New York beefs up security after Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 00:51

New York bolsters security and shows solidarity with France after deadly attacks on civilians in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). New York bolstered security on Friday night after deadly gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Paris, but law enforcement officials said the beefed-up police presence was precautionary rather than a response to any specific threats. The New York Police Department said officers from its Counterterrorism Response Command and other special units were deployed in areas frequented by tourists, and at the French Consulate in Manhattan. New York, the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, is considered a top target for potential attacks by Islamist militants. The spire at One World Trade Center was lit up Friday night with blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag and the Empire State building went dark. The nearly simultaneous gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed in 128 people in various places across the French capital, according to a provisional poll. Ninety-nine were in a critical condition. The NYPD did not say how many extra officers were sent to guard the areas of concern nor did it specify the areas where the extra officers were sent. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he directed state law enforcement officials to monitor the Paris situation for any implications for New York state and to remain in constant communication with their local and federal partners.

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New York beefs up security after Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 00:51