The New York City Police Department is stepping up its presence at synagogues and in Jewish neighborhoods the wake of yesterday’s deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria, reports NY1.
The website cites NYPD officials who say that critical response vehicles have been re-deployed as a precaution.
Residents of the Upper East Side told NY1 Thursday morning that increased police presence has become a routine sight.
“I think there’s usually a very large police presence in this neighborhood anyway, so I didn’t really notice that much of a difference. I mean, I do notice sometimes that they’re more here than in others, there’s more of a presence, but I think it’s to be expected,” said an Upper East Side local.
The NYPD says there are no specific threats against the city.
City police took similar precautions in March, after three children and a rabbi were gunned down in Toulouse, France.