NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD will be rolling out additional security around Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as the holidays approach.

The department has trained local officers in the Midtown South and 78th precincts and have armed them with semi-automatic Colt M4 Commando rifles, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.

The officers are familiar with the venues and the neighborhoods, and are designed to quickly respond to combat a terror threat in the venues.

The officers have already had two weeks of training and would augment the specially earmarked Strategic Response Group that roam the city.

Similar patrols are expected next year at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field and other summer or outdoor venues.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill ordered increased security measures after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at Manchester Arena in England in May, the New York Post reported.

The news comes weeks after eight people were killed and a dozen others injured in a terrorist attack along a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Sayfullo Saipov is accused of driving a rented pickup truck down the West Side bike path, plowing into bicyclists and pedestrians for an entire mile before crashing into a school bus. He is facing terror charges.

Comments (21)
  1. Rick Flash says:

    Sig Heil, Mayor DeBlasio, Sig Heil!!! How much more evident could it be that liberal policies are failing us more and more every day?

  2. I walk through grand central station every day and I have to tell you, the cops look like storm troopers. They look ready for any fight. THANK GOD

  3. (((COLT M4)))


  4. chicocdm says:

    Inept government can’t protect you. You have to protect yourself.

  5. Now wait just a cotton-pickin minute here! GUNS being put out on patrol in a LIBERAL city? Guns in the hands of STRANGERS? Granted they’re police, but don’t Democrats, BLM and liberals in general HATE and distrust police?

    Anyhow, I find it highly ironic that the very people who hate guns, pass the most restrictive gun control laws and want guns confiscated from law abiding citizens are the SAME people who want guns, BIG “assault weapon” guns out on the street to protect them from the very Islamic and BLM terrorists that their beloved mayor and Obama let in.

    1. Tom Jennings says:

      It’s all marketing. Liberalism focuses on the ‘fun’ in the same way Frito Lay advertises fun instead of obesity, and diabetes, and kidney disease, and IBS, and acid reflux…

  6. Do not worry. His highness the royal mayor has his own security troops to back up these guys (with a whole 2 weeks worth of training). Nothing will happen to the mayor, you on the other hand have better have a plan. Like staying home, not visiting NY city, or changing how you believe.

  7. Djem Eiland says:

    Don’t you mean high capacity assault rifles?? Probably purchased at a gun show through some loophole.

  8. @ David (@DavidR5955)
    AMEN! Glad to see others are awakening to our Palestinianization. In this semitic utopia of NY, it is obvious to any Christian already. A city of Harvey Weinsteins preying on Christians with Mossad agents and NYPD acting as enforcers.

  9. Imagine the collateral damage of NYPD cowards opening up with military weapons the first time they “fear for their safety.” This is after all the same group that bu 41 shots into a guy holding his wallet. Imagine had they armor piercing rounds and automatics? There would have been wounded people for miles.

    Achmed won’t have nothing on the body count the heroes will inflict. Not to worry the Marx Brothers Cuomo and Sandinista Bill will blame it on a Trump voter and all will be forgiven.

  10. Ra Williams says:

    Break down some doors of Muslims and leave the rest of us alone!

  11. If they had concealed carry in that Fascist New York city they wouldn’t need Nazi clad police patrolling the streets.

  12. Vox Veritas says:

    DeBlasio and Cuomo believe that any individual/group which is not rabidly socialist is a terrorist /organization.

  13. Tym O'Byrne says:

    The average flyover redneck has better firepower.

  14. Militarized police are trained by the Israelis. I got news for you folks, we’re all Palestinians now. The Jack-booted Judeo Fascists view us all as Palestinians.

    1. You got that right! Unfortunately.

  15. Jay Barbieri says:

    Oh YES! More police! I feel so much safer in a police state. Freedom? Who needs it?

  16. Johnny Kay says:

    The only question to ask when there is a “terrorist attack” or “mass shooting” is this:

    Is it a hoax attack carried out by the government in which everything is staged and no one is killed — like the July 12, 2012 Aurora, Colorado “Joker” movie theater shooting; the December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook school shooting; the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; the November 1, 2013 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal shooting; the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, California “Elliot Rodger” shooting; the June 13, 2015 Dallas, Texas Police Headquarters bombing; the June 17, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina church shooting; the August 26, 2015 Moneta, Virginia WDBJ “live TV” news reporter shooting; the October 1, 2015 Roseburg, Oregon Umpqua Community College shooting; the December 2, 2015 San Bernardino Inland Regional Center shooting; the 2016 Orlando, Florida Pulse Nightclub shooting; the May 22, 2017 Manchester Arena Ariana Grande concert bombing; the October 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting, and the November 5, 2017 Sutherland Springs church shooting?

    Or is it a false flag attack carried out by the government in which people are killed — like the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing; the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center/Pentagon attack; and the July 7, 2005 London subway bombings?

    The sad truth is that the government is the enforcement division of the international corporate elite, and the corporate media is the propaganda division. The government can create any fictional scenario it wants, and the corporate media will back it up completely.

  17. Jackie Meyer says:

    Attention NYC Vacationers: You are entering a War Zone. Your 2nd Amendment Rights do not exist here. The Police will protect themselves with Weapons of War and you are not allowed to carry. So bring your running shoes and please don’t get caught in the cross-fire.

  18. Teddy Coral says:

    My goodness! “Assault weapons” on the streets of NYC! Why would anyone need a weapon of war like that?

  19. James Bacon says:

    Gee, would NYC need to do that if they didn’t keep letting in muzlims? Why would Deblassio need to stand WITH MUZLIMS after one just ran over a bunch of people? Shouldn’t the muzlims be standing with THE VICTIMS?

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