Extra security measures for Times Square on New Year's Eve

Close to 2 million people are expected to brace the early winter chills and bring in the New Year in Times Square, and the NYPD is working hard to keep everyone safe.   Sand-packed trucks are to be

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2016, 6:47 PM

Updated 2,756 days ago

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Close to 2 million people are expected to brace the early winter chills and bring in the New Year in Times Square, and the NYPD is working hard to keep everyone safe.

 

Sand-packed trucks are to be parked around Times Square just as they were for the Thanksgiving Day parade. The goal is to prevent a truck-style attack that was seen in Berlin earlier this month. 

 

A total of 7,000 officers will also be stationed in the area.

 

Police say there are no credible threats to the city, and the enhanced security is just a precaution.


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