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The threat level is rising towards the 20th anniversary, but the NYPD’s counterterrorism officer says it is in control.
Police Secretary Dermot Shea said he personally guaranteed the safety of Saturday’s events, even if he said he was paying attention to the times.
Deputy Police Secretary John Miller said earlier this week that “there is no credible threat,” but the case is treated as a “high-threat environment.”
According to Miller, this year’s “calls for action” from terrorist groups are higher than in the previous year. This is probably due to the 20th anniversary of marriage and the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government.
Last year’s small ceremony took place during the pandemic and pre-vaccination heyday.
This year’s memorial should be more similar to what it was before 2020, with President Biden and President Obama, as well as the families of those who attended and died.
President Trump has not attended the official ceremony, but may appear late in the afternoon.
Officials said Saturday morning that New Yorkers could expect heavy police presence, but counterterrorism officials said security preparedness for information, surveillance, and explosives trace detectors went far beyond that. increase.
“Our daily counterterrorism deployment is unaffected by what we did at the World Trade Center ceremony,” said Martine Materasso, NYPD’s Head of Counterterrorism. “These various layers of security are the result of the tireless efforts of NYPD men and women and are a brilliant example. We are confident that the ceremony will be safe and secure.”
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