(NEW YORK) — More than a million people are expected to cram into New York’s Times Square this New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop. The weather is expected to be dry and stay above freezing.
Tuesday, the New York City Police Department said “there is no threat we deem credible.”
Nonetheless, mindful of a year of mass shootings often inspired by ISIS, there will be 5000 officers deployed to Times Square along with helicopters, boats, cameras, radiation detectors and other counterterrorism measures.
NYPD Commissioner Bratton said during an on-camera briefing “the threat picture has changed because of ISIS.”
Revelers will be inspected and searched before entering the Times Square pens where they’ll encounter heavily armed officers and explosive detection K9 dogs.
NYPD Counterterrorism Chief James Waters said “we are very confident that New Year’s Eve in New York City will be the safest place in the world to be.”
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