NEW YORK - Security is expected to be very tight during tonight's Village Halloween Parade.


The parade runs up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.

The NYPD says thousands of officers will be deployed along the route. 

Sixth Avenue will also be completely closed to vehicular traffic, but there will be seven pedestrian crossings.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill says there are no credible threats against the parade, but stresses that paradegoers and spectators should stay vigilant.

"If anyone sees something, that doesn't look right or makes them feel uncomfortable, they have an obligation to call 911, flag down a police officer, flag down a police car. There's gonna be thousands of cops out there," O'Neill said.

This will be the parade's 45th year.

The only time it has been canceled was six years ago, just after Hurricane Sandy.

The ramped up security comes in the wake of last year's deadly truck attack on a Lower Manhattan bike path, just hours before the parade. 

Sayfullo Saipov faces multiple charges, including eight counts of murder, 12 counts of attempted murder, and providing support to the Islamic State terror group in connection with the attack.

Authorities say the 29-year-old drove a rented Home Depot truck on the Hudson Rover Park bike path, striking the victims.

Concrete barriers were installed in the area afterward.

Several events will take place in the city today to remember the victims.



2018 Village Halloween Parade Route

Halloween Parade