Hochul bringing National Guard into NYC subways as part of extensive transit crime battle plan

Governor Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that she is surging the National Guard and MTA Police officers into the city’s subway system after a slew of high-profile crimes rocked the transit system.

Hochul said she would place 750 members of the National Guard, and 250 MTA officers, into the system to assist the NYPD in performing bag checks for possible weapons. She hopes this will help dissuade individuals from bringing weapons underground.