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Hochul: Elevated security at Cricket World Cup following terror alert

May 29, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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NASSAU COUNTY/NYC — GOV. KATHY HOCHUL has ordered elevated security measures following an NYPD Intel alert of pro-ISIS threats ahead of the upcoming India-Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup, the governor said in a statement Wednesday. World Cup matches are being held at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow starting Saturday, and associated events are taking place across NYC. Hochul said her administration has been working for months to ensure residents and visitors remain safe. “This has included close coordination with the New York State Police Counter Terrorism Unit and New York State Police Troop L, based on Long Island,” she said. “I have also directed the New York State Police to engage in elevated security measures, including an increased law enforcement presence, advanced surveillance, and thorough screening processes.”

The first warmup cricket match is set for Saturday, and then Nassau is expected to host eight matches in 11 days starting on Monday, abc7ny reports. Nearly two million people applied for tickets.

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