Counter-terrorism officers hit the streets of New York as the city ramps up security in the wake of the Syria strikes. The implied — well more than implied — understanding of this threat to the homeland threat is that Muslims will strike here in support of the jihadis abroad.
Counterterrorism officers hit the streets of New York as city ramps up security in the wake of the Syria strikes
- The New York Police Department sent counterterrorism officers into the city
- The extra officers were announced on Friday ‘out of an abundance of caution’
- Officials say that there are no credible threats against the city
- On Friday Trump launched a series of military attacks in Syria
By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com, 14 April 2018:
The New York Police Department is heightening security by sending out counterterrorism officers throughout the city.
The ramped up security announced Friday follows Trump’s military strike in Syria.
However the city insists that there are no credible threats in the Big Apple.
Department spokesman Phillip Walzak announced that the counterterrorism officers have been deployed ‘out of an abundance of caution.’
The New York Police Department released this photo of deployed counterterrorism officers
The NYPD officers, pictured Friday evening, were deployed in response to Trump’s military strike in Syria
The move was made ‘out of an abundance of caution’ as officials insist there is no credible threat in the city
‘The NYPD is working with our intelligence bureau liaisons stationed abroad as well as our federal partners, and closely monitoring the U.S. military action in Syria,’ Walzak said in a statement.
The counterterrorism officers were announced just an hour after President Donald Trump announced the military strike in Syria on in response to a suspected chemical attack on Friday.
Trump hailed the military action in Syria as a ‘perfectly executed strike’.
‘Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!’ he wrote on Twitter.
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