In light of the bombings that killed 3 people and injured dozens at the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon, the NYPD has significantly increased their security measures in the city.
Authorities deployed 100 critical response vehicles to Times Square just after the bombings occurred, while also sending more armed officers to top tourist attractions like Ground Zero, the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall. The transit system will see increased security as well.
“There’s nothing we know that we think is going to happen, but we have to be prepared,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We’ve spent the past 12 years doing everything possible to give the NYPD the tools they need to deter attacks. That includes assigning 1,000 members of the NYPD to investigate and respond to threats.”