Security Preparations Adjusted After Terror Attack

Runners and supporters at the marathon can expect to see police barriers like this one, pictured Tuesday evening on Chambers St., along the route. (Photo by: Shay Urbani/BKLYNER)

 

Police officials promised the most security ever for this year’s New York City Marathon, which came less than a week after New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11.

New York Police Department’s Chief of Department Carlos Gomez said marathon security measures included an increased focus on soft targets. In the terrorist attack on Oct. 31, a truck was used to target cyclists and pedestrians on a bicycle path in Lower Manhattan.

Gomez said police prepared to use an increased number of rooftop observers, sniper units and heavy weapons teams. The department also planned more sand trucks and blocker vehicles.

 

Read more about the security preparations for the marathon.

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