Main | Monday, March 29, 2010

NYPD Steps Up Subway Presence

After today's twin bombings of Moscow's subway system, the NYPD has stepped up its presence at many major NYC subway stations, especially in high tourist areas like Times Square.
Following two suicide bombings in Moscow's subway system on Monday morning, the New York City Police Department is beefing up security underground. The NYPD says straphangers can expect an increased police presence, more random bag searches and heavily armed officers. There is no specific threat to New York City, according to police. Two women blew themselves up during the morning rush-hour killing at least 35 people and wounding 38. The head of Russia's main security services says Caucasus rebels are believed responsible for the suicide bombings. The Caucasus region includes Chechnya where violence between radical Islamic fighters and Russia have been occuring for more than a decade.

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