New York, Boston Beef Up Security In Case Of Terror Attack From Iran

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he was taking steps to deal with a potential terrorist threat from Iran.

New York, NY – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared the United States at war with Iran on Friday and announced that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is taking steps to deal with the potential threat and to protect key targets.

"We're in, at this point, a de facto state of war between the United States of America and Iran," de Blasio told reporters at a press conference on Friday morning.

The mayor warned that Iran or “its terrorist allies” might target New York City, according to WTTG.

But NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea was quick to reassure citizens that there has been no specific threat against the city.

The police commissioner said that New Yorkers could expect to see an increased NYPD presence with officers carrying bigger guns, WTTG reported.

The security announcements came only hours after Tehran vowed “harsh retaliation” for the U.S. airstrike that took out Iranian General Qassem Soleimani near the Baghdad airport in Iraq.

Boston police have also stepped up patrols as a precaution despite the fact that the city hasn’t received any credible threats either, the Boston Herald reported.

“While there is no credible threat to the City of Boston, the Boston Police Department continues to monitor events around the world,” Boston police said in a statement. “We will increase patrols to protect the city and the people that live in and visit our great city.”

The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) issued a statement that said it was monitoring incoming intelligence with federal authorities but confirmed that there were “no active threats to the Commonwealth,” the Boston Herald reported.

“MSP patrols maintain their standard stance of high alert and heightened situational awareness at airports, seaports, and critical infrastructure throughout the state. We are prepared to adjust deployment of assets as needed as warranted by incoming intelligence,” state police said.

President Donald Trump’s swift retaliation for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad sent shockwaves across the Middle East, according to the Boston Herald.

The U.S. Department of State has advised all U.S. citizens to leave Iraq immediately.

The U.S. Embassy has remained closed since the attack and the state department said all consular services have been suspended, WTTG reported.

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Jayded1
Jayded1

Iran. Terrorists? Are you people really this dumb? Really this level of sheep? This is a staged attack ON Iran. This was predicted 15 years ago. The next oil target if the US would be Iran. Holy fuck, do a little research. Even trump admitted to this BEFORE he became President. Now that he is he quietly forgets that.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Based on reports, the strike against that single general after the Iranian backed militia attacked our embassy in Iraq was not only justified but also smart and quite limited. I think an actual "state of war," which would inherently suggest the invasion of Iran, does NOT exist. In my view it would be far too risky given the troop drawdowns in both Iraq and Afghanistan (alongside the USA's inability to fully control those Nation States) and would be a very bad decision. Not only is a win not guaranteed (on account of logistic difficulties as well as general instability throughout the whole region), the international repercussions of a full-blown war effort would be extreme. The only thing that could offset these negatives would be if Iran nukes somebody; in that case, the globe would be mute as every square inch of that Nation-state was raised to the ground. I don't think Iran is stupid nor evil enough to want to both kill millions with a single blow and simultaneously commit suicide. I do expect ongoing spy v spy with minor terrorist actions, however Iranian leaders are now more motivated than ever to avoid having the finger pointed at they themselves.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I think my President did a great job in protecting American unlike Hillary Clinton and Obama he didn't leave our soldiers to die an if iran wants war so be it

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Since when does a Mayor declare that we're at war? That fat-ass de Blasio can't even run New York properly. Both him and Cuomo need to go.

ffangel4u
ffangel4u

De Blah Blah and CoCo will just let them out on bail. You know... they're apart of the "cultural" part of the New York "gang"

JBoH
JBoH

Sooooo...will they issue desk appearance tickets and gift cards to any terrorists arrested?

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

I know we have several trolls on this site but I can't believe that they are so wrapped in their liberal ideology that they are incapable of seeing what is really going on over there. Iran attacked us first! The Iranian had been ratcheting up their attacks on us for the last several months and they were warned to stop. What did they do they killed an american contractor and attacked the embassy. The proof of that was the fact that Solomani was in Iran when it happened. The man was pure evil who was responsible for killing hundreds of people. This was a procession attack by a President who set a redline and stuck to it unlike Obama. Too bad deBlassio and Cuomo are so anti President Trump and anti American that they feel we should just ignore the attacks on us. Their comments of these two is proof they are unfit to hold any elected office.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

God bless America, all who serve, and our Commander in Chief.

hangemhigh
hangemhigh

All we did was kill an Iran terrorist in Iraq with a drone. No need to apologize. Iran has been a threat to the US for years. Get over it. As Chuck Norris has said: "There's no reason we can't all live harmoniously together, and that's what I would say to the head of Iran".

Wish505
Wish505

Hum are these not sanctuary cities? Reap what you sow Democrats.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#electiontime

skeeter
skeeter

What good will that do? They will be let out of jail the next day to do it again.

61mouse
61mouse

Boston doesn't need to worry the terrorist will go to New York because they won't go to jail. And have dinner with DeBOZO and Coumo