NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Police Department says it has deployed counter-terrorism officers around the city after the United States and its allies launched military strikes in Syria.
Department spokesman Phillip Walzak said Friday there are no credible threats to New York City but the counter-terrorism officers have been deployed “out of an abundance of caution.”READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
The announcement came after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. along with France and Britain would strike Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians.
“The NYPD is working with our Intelligence Bureau liaisons stations abroad as well as our federal partners, and closely monitoring the U.S. military action in Syria,” the department announced.READ MORE: Nets Lose Shootout In Minneapolis, Fall To 2-2 Since Durant Injury
Explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital of Damascus as Trump spoke.
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