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The New York Police Department says it’s moved extra officers, bomb-detection dogs and heavy weapons teams into the city’s transit system as a precaution following the London subway bombing.
Department spokesman J. Peter Donald said Friday that the NYPD also is monitoring intelligence through a joint terrorism task force.
Commissioner James O’Neill said Friday that there have been no direct threats to New York City — but he says people should always be vigilant and aware of their surroundings.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, says he’s directed state law enforcement to increase transportation security at airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems across New York.
A manhunt is on to find those behind the Friday bombing that wounded 22 people on a morning rush-hour subway train. Most of the victims suffered flash burns; no one was seriously hurt when an improvised bomb exploded aboard a train.
President Trump tweeted that the bombing was “another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”
He followed it up with another tweet saying, “Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!”
British Prime Minister Theresa May responded to Trump’s speculation: “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”
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