New York State steps up security at key transit hubs

Posted at 10:27 AM, Apr 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-17 10:30:40-04

It’s not just the NYPD that has beefed up security following the bombings at the Boston marathon.

“We have increased our police presence and our supervision,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday. The governor announced there would be increased security in New York City and New York State, with a focus on transportation.


Security has increased at transportation hubs throughout the region.

The New York National Guard sent 230 soldiers and airmen to assist NYPD Counter Terrorism and the MTA, according to Cuomo. And State Police patrol K-9 units are working with the MTA and Amtrak.

“We have put on significant additional personal and police resources, especially until we know facts and circumstance of what happened in Boston,” Cuomo said.

Law enforcement is paying special attention to critical transportation hubs that include Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, PATH stations and area tunnels and airports.

“I think that is necessary, I mean what if something bad were to happen again. It is good to have an extra set of eyes and also that type of security, ”  said Amtrak passenger Laura Hall.