NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said New York State “remains a top target for terrorists” and urged residents to be on alert this holiday weekend amid recent terror attacks overseas and threats from ISIS and ISIS sympathizers.
His announcement came as police departments across the Tri-State Area were stepping up security for the holiday weekend – particularly for the Macy’s fireworks display on the East River Saturday.READ MORE: New Yorkers Cautiously Optimistic Bennett Will Be Good For Israel; Local Palestinians Not Confident Move Will Benefit Middle East
Cuomo said Friday that he has ordered enhanced monitoring of Fourth of July celebrations by the Office of Emergency Management after the federal government issued a terror warning for the holiday weekend.
“In response to the warning by the federal government, New York State is taking steps to increase monitoring and communication with our local, state, and federal emergency management and law enforcement partners through the holiday weekend,” Cuomo said in a statement.