Nassau County police on heightened alert after explosions
PUBLISHED Sat, September 17, 2016 - 11:04pm EDT
Police in Nassau County, New York, have been put police on heightened alert after Saturday's explosions in New York City and New Jersey, officials say, announcing that police are intensifying their patrols are precaution. (more)
The announcement was made by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter, who said there were no known imminent threats to Nassau County, which is located on Long Island.
"Police are monitoring these attacks along with federal, state, and local authorities. Nassau County Police are intensifying patrols in all areas of mass transit, critical infrastructure, and will increase patrols at significant public events," Nassau County Police said in a statement.
Police have urged the public to call 911 immediately if they see any suspicious activity or suspicious items/packages.
The decision to put police on heightened alert followed an explosion in New York City that injured at least 25 people, though the cause of the blast is still unclear. It also comes hours after an explosion in New Jersey that was caused by a pipe bomb, but that explosion caused no injuries.