The New York City Police Department is reportedly adding more cops on the streets of Manhattan Sunday to head off possible gang activity that has plagued Easter Sundays in recent years.
The worst of it was in 2010, when groups of young people converged on Times Square at the end of the Javits Center Auto Show.
Police arrested more than 50 people who ran through stores, harassed pedestrians and were involved in four shootings.
Police said the activity was related to an unofficial gang initiation day.
The website DNAinfo reports that the NYPD has scheduled more patrols throughout Midtown, with a concentration on Times Square.