NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country’s capital Wednesday.
Authorities said there have been no specific threats made against any locations in the city, but the NYPD is taking precautions in response to the shootings.
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The NYPD has placed “Hercules” teams, their very visible, heavily armed special services unit, at the Consulate General of Canada in Midtown and at other locations associated with Canada.
NYPD officers with helmets, vests, automatic rifles and a police dog could be seen outside the consulate on Sixth Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday the NYPD is actively investigating the backgrounds of Canadian gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and another suspected terrorist who ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car.