NYPD Steps Up Security in Response to Kenya Attack


The NYPD has heightened security at key locations around the city in response to the ongoing attack on a mall in Kenya that has left dozens killed, though officials say there are no specific threats to the city.

Counterterror units have been deployed throughout the city and authorities say extra officers will be on the streets Sunday, especially in heavily trafficked areas like Times Square and Penn Station.

“We keep track of events across the globe as they unfold and we adjust our counter terrorism efforts accordingly,” said Deputy Commissioner John McCarthy in a statement. “We have redeployed our critical response and hercules teams as a precaution. There is no specific threat.”

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