Amidst the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, New York City and the New York Police Department are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of their citizens. Tensions have risen in the area, prompting officials to remain vigilant and prepared for any potential threats. The city is on high alert, and authorities are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers.
During a recent press conference, Mayor Eric Adams cautioned against underestimating lone wolves who have been radicalized online.
According to Adams, both the city and NYPD are closely monitoring online platforms.
Adams cautioned that some individuals might take advantage of the circumstances.
During the news conference on Tuesday, John Chell, the Chief of Patrol at NYPD, shared that the police department is monitoring social media activity closely. Additionally, they have implemented multiple layers of security measures around synagogues and other Jewish houses of worship to ensure safety and prevent potential threats.
According to Mayor Eric Adams, the safety of schools and houses of worship is of utmost priority, and the NYPD has been directed to allocate extra resources towards securing these locations. This measure is aimed at preserving peace within the city and ensuring the safety of all its residents. Additionally, the NYPD will increase its presence in other vital neighborhoods to provide comprehensive protection across the city.
On Thursday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul reassured the public that there are no active threats in the entire state of New York according to the available intelligence. However, she emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant and taking necessary precautions to prevent any potential acts of violence during these uncertain times.
According to The Associated Press, Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, launched a surprise attack on Israel, leading to Israel declaring war. Sadly, the conflict has taken a toll, claiming the lives of over 2,600 individuals on both sides since the initial attack by Hamas.
In an email to students, Columbia University based in New York City stated that on Thursday, access to the Ivy League campus will only be granted to individuals who possess university identification.
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In preparation for the planned protests on Thursday regarding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, security measures have been put in place.
According to an email from Executive Vice President David M. Greenberg, the intention behind this measure is to ensure the safety of participants and cultivate a feeling of solidarity during the planned demonstration.
The campus will be closed to the public starting Thursday, which is just a day before the scheduled family weekend on Friday and Saturday.
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