NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD is strengthening its safety net around the city as the 9/11 anniversary approaches and the city’s top cop says he’s very concerned about an attack timed to coincide with the memorials.
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Kelly says bin Laden’s death is not a game changer.
“The threat has not diminished. In some ways, you could postulate that it’s increased because of the revenge factor,” said Kelly.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Kelly says some of the avengers may be so-called lone wolves, radicallized by what they read online.
Security in lower Manhattan has also been a concern, especially around the September 11 Memorial and Museum.
The lower Manhattan force will eventually rise to 670 — larger than any of the 76 precincts in the five boroughs and entire departments across the country.
The thousands of visitors who will come to the September 11 memorial after it opens this fall will endure airport-style screening and be watched by hundreds of closed-circuit cameras as part of the attack site opens publicly for the first time since 2001.MORE NEWS: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
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