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Heightened security in NYC after Boston attack

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New York area law enforcement agencies stepped up security in mass transit facilities, airports, hotels, landmarks, and other prominent locations and potential targets following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

The increased security by the NYPD, MTA Police, Port Authority Police, Amtrak Police, NJ Transit Police, New York State Police, National Guard and other departments was very visible in and around rail stations, subway stations, bus terminals, bridges, tunnels, and local airports on Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more than 200 National Guard soldiers and airmen are augmenting patrols at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, PATH stations, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Amtrak, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, JFK Airport, and LaGuardia Airport.

State troopers, including canine officers, are helping the MTA Police and Amtrak Police patrol trains and platforms, Cuomo said.

On Monday, Chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said critical response teams are deployed around the city until more about the explosion is learned.

The NYPD mobilized more than 1,000 counterterrorism officers to help with securing Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the United Nations, and the World Trade Center site.

Mayor Bloomberg also spoke about the security being beefed up.

"Here in New York City, we immediately took steps to prepare for the possibility of a related attack. There is nothing we know, that we think is going to happen, but we have to be prepared. When we learned about the explosions I spoke with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the NYPD quickly stepped up security at strategic locations and critical infrastructure, including our subways," Bloomberg said in a press conference. "Some of the securities we are taking may be noticeable, including the deployment of additional response vehicles and additional police personnel, and others will not be."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "I have directed state agencies, including the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, State Police, the MTA and the Port Authority, to be on a heightened state of alert as we learn more about this incident."

NJ Transit also says it has increased security.

The New York National Guard had sent three vehicles and six soldiers to support the Boston Marathon and the governor said they are on hand to assist Massachusetts emergency response crews.

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