Security beefed up in NYC after Boston explosions

April 15, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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New York City police are stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Mayor Bloomberg put out a statement on the NYC Tumblr page, saying that “the NYPD has stepped up security at strategic locations and critical infrastructure, including our subways. 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.”

Chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said critical response teams are deployed around the city until more about the explosion is learned. The teams are highly visible patrol units that travel with lights and sirens.

The blasts occurred at the finish line of the marathon Monday afternoon.

The NYPD often steps up security in the city as a precaution based on incidents in other locations.