New York Police boosts security in city's Pakistani-dominant areas

thecheers.org    2007-12-29 09:44:01    

New York, Dec.29 : The New York Police Department has boosted security across the city Thursday in response to Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
The New York Police Department has boosted security across the city Thursday in response to Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Security was increased at several "points of interest," including Pakistani businesses and neighborhoods, The New York Daily News quoted a police official, as saying.

Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said additional cops also were placed at five Pakistani banks and two airline offices, as well as the Pakistani Consulate on E. 65th St.

The 115th and 105th Precincts in Queens and the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn, where there is a significant number of Pakistani nationals, were all on alert.

No specific threat was directed against the city.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the police "are going to do everything they can to keep Pakistani New Yorkers and all New Yorkers safe." (ANI)
© 2007 ANI


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