Bloomberg: NYC’s Counter-Terrorism Forces Are ‘Fully Mobilized’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York City’s “counter-terrorism infrastructure” was being “fully mobilized” in the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday. 

“As law enforcement authorities investigate today’s explosions in Boston, I ask all New Yorkers to keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers. I have spoken with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and the NYPD has stepped up security at strategic locations and critical infrastructure, including our subways,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “Some of the security steps we are taking may be noticeable, including deployment of Critical Response Vehicles and additional police personnel, and others will not be. We have 1,000 members of the NYPD assigned to counter-terrorism duties, and they–along with the entire NYPD and the investments we have made in counter-terrorism infrastructure–are being fully mobilized to protect our city.”

The New York City Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority also released statements describing security measures being taken in New York after the incident in Boston. 

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