NYPD promises unprecedented security for New Year's Eve ball drop

31 December, 2017, 07:38 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • NYPD promises unprecedented security for New Year's Eve ball drop

O'Neill said there would be more bomb-sniffing dogs, more counter-sniper teams and more officers on the ground than previous year, but declined to set a number.

The New York police department is pulling out all stops to prepare for hundreds of thousands of people who will gather in Times Square on New Year's eve.

Detectives already have been assigned to all of the dozens of high-rise hotels in the area, with the aim of preventing the type of attack that happened in Las Vegas in October, when a gunman firing from a casino hotel killed dozens of people at an outdoor concert below.

"You're going to see not just NYPD but you're going to see other law enforcement agencies, you're going to see the New York State Police, you're going to see the National Guard, you're going to see more presence of the MTA police officers".

The extra precautions follow two recent terrorist attacks in the city.

Those who will use their mobile phones to see over two million people welcome the new year can access the different mobile webcasts that are prepared for the event. The speeding vehicle was eventually stopped by one of the squat metal barriers that have been installed around the square's pedestrian plazas.

Colorado Rockies Land Wade Davis as New Closer
Davis , 32, reached free agency after three solid years as a closer, two with Kansas City and the last with the Cubs. The 31-year-old Davis played with the Cubs in 2017 and was the club's only all-star representative in 2017.

"The fact is, they will absolutely be safe", said Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat.

The stepped-up training is in response to an attempted bombing in a Times Square subway station walkway on December 11, and comes on top of increasingly stringent security for the city's New Year's Eve celebration in the years since the September 11, 2001, airplane attacks. The police are putting a three-level security system in place, according to ABC News.

What we've come to expect as normal security measures will be in place such as concrete and sand trucks.

For spectators, there are only 12 access points. A cascade of confetti and fireworks will ring in the new year when the Waterford Crystal ball drops.

The line-up includes Mariah Carey, who is set to redeem herself from her highly-talked about performance a year ago. For instance, the Central Park run and the New Year's Eve celebration in Coney Island.

Recommended:



Popular

Toddler Playing With Stove Sparks NYC Blaze That Killed 12
When the flames erupted, the boy's mother escaped the apartment with her two children, but forgot to close the door behind her. The fire started in the first-floor apartment of an old 5-story building and spread through all floors, killing 12 people.

Nifty reclaims 10500, Sensex up 40 points in opening trade
Back home, markets began the day on a flat note and traded in a narrow band for the first half of the trading session. The benchmark had crossed the 34, 000 mark on December 26, riding on a rally of high closings the entire year.

Truth, work and growth will be three mantras of our party: Rajinikanth
Giving a word of advice to his fans, he asked them to take care of their children and parents and make this their first priority. If we step on the battlefield, we should win the war. "We will see when the war comes and war is nothing but an election.

Trump Reportedly Terminated All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council Without Explanation
Other Presidents, including Barack Obama , have cleared out most of their predecessor's appointees to make room for their own. Also of note, during the Obama administration, almost all of George W.

Gunman dead after shooting multiple people at business in Long Beach, California
While they have found multiple casualties, the police said that they longer considered it to be an active shooting scene. At least two people died Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Long Beach, Calif., law office, police said.

BJP appoints Jai Ram Thakur as new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh
Jai Ram Thakur was born to a poor Rajput farming family in Tandi village of Mandi on January 6, 1965. In these elections, the BJP won nine out of the 10 assembly seats in Mandi.

Nintendo Might Have Delayed 64GB Game Cards for Nintendo Switch
Ever since the Game Cube era, Nintendo has had a hard time courting outside publishers to bring games to their platforms. Third-party developers hoping to get their hands on 64GB game cards for Nintendo Switch soon may be out of luck.

India surge to 2nd spot in T20I rankings post Lanka's drubbing
Australia opener Aaron Finch moved up a rung, displacing Virat Kohli to take the top spot. This is the seventh consecutive win of "men in blue" against Sri Lanka in India's T20.

Getting back not hard , says Virat
Shastri added that the tours of South Africa, England and Australia in 2018 will help improve the current Kohli-led outfit. The weather conditions there are also different as compared to the sub-continent.

Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis dies at 87
Actor Mark Hamill , who appeared as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, paid tribute to his co-star online. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing , king & a real gentleman.