They are, however, treating this weekend as “an elevated threat environment” due to recent terrorism across the world, including the Kabul airport bombing.READ MORE: Tunnel to Towers Weekend Kicks Off With Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert At Liberty Park
“We operate on the idea that there is a threat out there and that we have to continuously hunt for that before the event, during the event, after the event, and not just at the event, but around the city,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller.READ MORE: 20 Years After: The Transformation Of Ground Zero
The NYPD says they have a “robust security” plan in place.
“We will be using all of our counterterrorism resources to ensure a safe event. These include explosive detection canines, heavy weapons teams, explosive detection instruments, license plate readers, radiological and chemical sensors and countless cameras,” said NYPD Chief of Counterterrorism Martine Matarasso.MORE NEWS: Remembering 9/11: Live Reading Of Names Returns To Lower Manhattan Ceremony Honoring Victims Of Terror Attacks 20 Years Ago
Police say the bomb squad will sweep the World Trade Center site before Saturday and remain on site.