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NY ramps up security following bus terminal explosion

Posted on December 12, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Second from right), MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota and Mayor Bill de Blasio visit the scene and provide a media update after an improvised explosive device was detonated in a passageway of the 42 St-Port Authority station on Mon., December 11, 2017. Photo: Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Second from right), MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota and Mayor Bill de Blasio visit the scene and provide a media update after an improvised explosive device was detonated in a passageway of the 42 St-Port Authority station on Mon., December 11, 2017. Photo: Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for state police and the National Guard to look over soft targets like airports, train stations, bridges, and tunnels following Monday’s explosion in an underground walkway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, CBS New York reported.

Additional personnel were being deployed to “high-density areas and large public gatherings,” Gov. Cuomo said.

Police said the “terror-related” incident happened around 7:20 a.m. Monday when 27-year-old Akayed Ullah set off a pipe bomb in the underground passageway on West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues, according to CBS New York. For the full story, click here.

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