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NYC Mayor: City Will Have ‘Substantial NYPD Presence'

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | September 18, 2016

NYC Mayor: City Will Have ‘Substantial NYPD Presence'

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In the wake of Saturday’s explosion in the Chelsea district of New York City and the arrival of world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting, city and state officials are drastically increasing security in the area, CNN reported. 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN that The Big Apple “will see a very substantial NYPD presence this week -- bigger than ever."

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the news agency that 1,000 extra New York State Police officers and National Guard troops will be stationed at bus terminals, subway stations and airports.

"I want New Yorkers to be confident when they go back to work on Monday that New York is up and running and we're doing everything that we need to do," the governor told CNN.

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Cuomo told CNN that there was "significant property damage" caused by the Chelsea blast, adding that, "We really were lucky that there were no fatalities.”

All 29 of the victims of the Chelsea attack were released from the hospital by Sunday morning, CNN reported.

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