Terror threat? NYPD prepares for the worst here in America over Israel conflict, calls every officer to report in

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – With concerns that mass protests could become violent, the NYPD is reportedly stepping up patrols due to the heated, juxtaposed takes on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Officials out of the Big Apple on October 6th ensured that an increased law enforcement presence will be on the horizon in light of the anticipated protests relating to the war between Israel and Palestone that recently sparked.

With as diverse as New York City, an amalgamation of contrasted takes pertaining to the foreign war have already surfaced, which officials within New York City are privy to the fact that demonstrations of this nature have a proclivity to become unruly and potentially violent.

Mayor Eric Adams on October 5th issued a statement aiming to assuage concerns about the potential for unruliness within the city, stating, “With large-scale protests planned for tomorrow, we must remain vigilant. New York City is the most diverse city in the world, and protecting our residents is the most sacred responsibility that we have.”

According to officials, the NYPD will be doling out additional resources to the likes of schools, churches, and high-interest neighborhoods – which city officials have not explicitly detailed for the sake of ensuring no malefactors can use the intelligence to advantageously target places amid the strategic deployments.

However, Rebecca Weiner, who serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at the NYPD, urged locals and businesses in a released statement to go on about their days as normal whilst the city works to heighten security measures.

“New Yorkers and everybody visiting out city should certainly stay vigilant and aware and we always urge that but really should also stay calm and not alter your daily routines. It’s really important to reassure folks that we have this situation under control. It’s very easy from far away to instill fear and we’re not going to fall for that as a city, we’re not falling for it as a department, and we are collectively going to work through this.”

Governor Kathy Hochul confirmed that National Guard troops are on the ready, if the need arises, to be deployed, but also noted in a statement that New York City residents shouldn’t alter their day-to-day lives due to a possible threat.

“There’s no reason to feel afraid. No one should feel they have to alter their normal lives or their routines, and, indeed, when we change our behavior without a serious, credible threat, we’re letting the terrorists win.”
 
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