CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CBSNewYork/CBS News/AP) — A gunman unleashed a hail of bullets into two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee Thursday, in what has been deemed an act of domestic terrorism.
The gunman killed four Marines and wounded a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The shooter was also killed.
Following the shootings, the NYPD deployed Critical Response Vehicles to increase security at military recruiting stations and other sensitive locations in New York City.
As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, half a dozen officers and a K9 unit were stationed at the front doors of the Times Square Armed Services Recruitment Center Thursday night.
Increased patrols were also sent to the Army Recruitment Center on Chambers Street, and the Coast Guard Recruitment Station near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
“While we have no specific information about any plot against the city, until we learn more about the attack we have placed additional officers in key locations,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller said in a news release. “We have been in regular contact with Tennessee authorities, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the intelligence community.”