NBC: United Nations General Assembly Gets Underway Amid Heightened Security
Officials and heads of state from around the world were preparing for the United Nations 71st General Assembly in New York City on Sunday against a startling backdrop — an explosion on Saturday night less than two miles away that left 29 people injured and that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described as "an act of terrorism."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters on Sunday that the city's already expanded police presence — which includes a counter-terrorism unit launched last year known as the Critical Response Command — would now expand even more. The state was chipping in as well: Cuomo ordered 1,000 state police and National Guardsmen across the city.
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WNU Editor: I can vouch for the security. I arrived in New York City just a few hours ago and will be working at the UN this week (doing translation .... English to Russian) .... and yes .... I saw security and police everywhere (the bomb blast was only a mile and a half away from the UN building. War News Updates should not be impacted .... I have done this before and I have more than enough time to post my usual 25 - 30 post per day. Sighhh .... I am no longer the "party animal" that I once use to be. (Hint to GF who may check up on what I am posting this week).