NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that 1,000 additional New York State Police officers and National Guard troops will be deployed across New York City following an explosion in Chelsea.
The stepped-up security is “just to err on the side of caution,” Cuomo said. “I want New Yorkers to be confident when they go back to work on Monday that New York is up and running and we’re doing everything that we need to do.”
As the United Nations prepares to host world leaders arriving for the General Assembly, a spokesman told The Associated Press that the organization is assessing security.
U.N. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Sunday that security inside the complex “is being assessed on a constant basis.”
He pointed out that security outside the U.N. is the responsibility of the host country.
“We receive great cooperation and appreciate the support from the federal authorities and the NYPD throughout the year, and especially during the General Assembly to keep staff, delegates and visitors safe,” Dujarric said.
Investigators found components “indicative of an improvised explosive device (IED)” at the initial Chelsea blast site Saturday night, leading Police Commissioner James O’Neill to say “we definitely had a bombing.”