NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD and other local police agencies were monitoring developments in the New York metro area Friday, following the shooting that killed 10 people in Munich.
The NYPD said in a statement that “as of now, there are no specific credible threats to New York City. We will monitor and deploy our personnel as needed.”
As WCBS 880’s Samantha Liebman reported, many shoppers at the Manhattan Mall in Herald Square said they are not worried that an attack like the one in Munich might happen in New York.
“I’m going to continue to shop,” said one man, Tyrell. “That’s what I do.”
Tyrell was especially comforted by seeing several NYPD counterterrorism officers stationed outside with long guns in response to the attack.
But one man from Israel said they live with the fear there all the time and security is tight, and there are still attacks.
“I have a feeling it might come here at some point, but there’s nothing you can do,” he said, “What can you do, stay home?”
Meanwhile, Nassau County police have stepped up patrols in all shopping malls, mass transit areas, and public gathering places, as well as near critical infrastructure.
Nassau County police were also intensely monitoring social media, and asked the public to assist to stop threats to public safety.
PHOTOS: Munich Shootings
Back in New York City, the Mayor’s office said City Hall was to be lit in the colors of the German flag following the attack.
The massacre on Friday took place at a McDonald’s at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall in Munich.
Ten people were killed, including a the gunman, police said. Sixteen more were injured.
Witnesses had reported seeing three men with firearms near the mall, but police said on Twitter that “as part of our manhunt we found a person who had killed himself – the person is likely to have been the attacker who, according to the current state of the investigation, acted alone.”
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