POLICE ANTI-TERROR ACTIVITIES STEPPED UP IN NYC, LI
Authorities in New York City and Nassau and Suffolk counties have increased counterterrorism patrols and are monitoring developments, just hours after the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history, a case deemed terror-related in Orlando, Florida.
“We are in contact with law enforcement authorities in Florida, as well as the FBI, and we are closely monitoring developments in the investigation,” said Stephen Davis, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for public information. He said the department placed its patrol and counter-terrorism resources — including the critical response command, strategic response group and emergency service unit — “on alert pending further information.”
In an emailed statement, the department said, “New Yorkers should know that the NYPD has more than 500 officers dedicated solely to terror response, hundreds more to the prevention of incidents, and is constantly working with law enforcement and community partners to counter terror.”
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter said the Nassau County Police Department is intensifying patrols around all areas of public gatherings and critical infrastructure.
A Suffolk police department spokeswoman said the department is monitoring the Orlando shooting investigation and remains in contact with law enforcement partners, including the FBI.