NYC Increases Security After Paris Attack, But Don’t Be Alarmed

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18:  New York Police Commissioner William Bratton prepares to speak to the media at a news conference with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the recent death of a man in police custody on July 18, 2014 in New York City. The mayor has promised a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Eric Garner after he was taken into police custody in Staten Island yesterday. A 400-pound, 6-foot-4 asthmatic, Garner (43) died after police put him in a chokehold outside of a conveinence store for illegally selling cigarettes.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images

With Paris still reeling from the deadly shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the NYPD has placed counter-terrorism patrols at “potentially sensitive” locations, such as the French Consulate and some media companies. (National Guardsmen were also sent to Grand Central Station.) However, police commissioner Bill Bratton was sure to stress that no one has actually threatened anything in New York. “We will always err on the side of caution and fortunately we have the resources to do quite a lot, even without a direct threat,” he said at a Wednesday press conference. So, that’s one less thing to actively worry about today.