Law enforcement to beef up security over 9/11 anniversary weekend

Police are beefing up patrols around the city this weekend during the weekend of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as the city remains a high-level terrorism target, local, state, and federal officials said Friday.

“You’ll see more people,” said Governor Kathy Hochul at a press conference at NYPD headquarters, with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, former sanitation commissioner and mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia (now Hochul’s Director of State Operations), and others. “You’ll see individuals with long-arms, you’ll see them looking a little bit militarized. But the idea is to let anyone know that you mess with New York, there will be consequences.”

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