Sunday, April 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

NYPD To Step Up Security at Times Square's 'Super Bowl Boulevard'

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: NYPD To Step Up Security at Times Square's 'Super Bowl Boulevard'
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The NYPD is stepping up security in Times Square, also known as "Super Bowl Boulevard,” for the days before the big game.

Extra surveillance cameras in place for the festivities. Also hundreds of uniformed and plain clothed officers have been assigned to the location.

"There will be a robust counter-terrorism overlay out in the street with canine dogs and our cameras and our sensors that we have in place,” said NYPD’s Chief James Waters.

In New Jersey, up to 700 state troopers will patrol in and around the MetLife stadium for the big day.

The NFL also promised an additional 3,000 private security officers for the event, and FBI analysts are watching for any possible terror threats.

Related Stories

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.211.27.61, 23.62.6.93, 10.48.37.151 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP