New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio on Chelsea Bombing

The mayor tells "GMA" the latest on the investigation into the bombing that left dozens injured and the state of New York City in the wake of the frightening attack.
3:51 | 09/19/16

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Transcript for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio on Chelsea Bombing
Joining us now New York City mayor bill applies if this America thank you for joining us this morning pretty terrifying weekend here in new York and New Jersey. As we come on the air this Monday morning is the threat contained. George at this point look I wanna be clear NYPD uses a very high state of vigilance we have beefed up. Our presence all over the city as you heard people have bags checked in subways are gonna see a lot and YDNYPD. Presence at key sites around the city. Including our anti terror capacity which will be out in evidence so. I'm confident about what the NYPD has out on the streets of New York City today. I think in the coming hours we're going to be able say a lot more about what happened here specifically. We know a lot more than we did just 44 hours ago. It's certainly leaning more in the direction that this was a specific act of terror. And I think we're gonna have a lot more share we have people what to say right now is we need the people's help anyone who has information about that situation we needed now. Well and in the near pleas from his my understanding is actually putting going to be up to be on the lookout alert now for an individual the FBI expected. To release the most won a poster is well for this a young 28 year old man much more can tell us what the suspect. How were gonna have a lot more to say on that soon but. We want the public's help and as we're going to be able fill in the blanks about what we know. It's going to provide the public some information now allow them to help us lot more. The important thing here again thank god no one was seriously injured on Saturday. And people I think were wonderful in response to the crisis that happened 43 street people helped each other out our first responders did an amazing job. But in the coming hours as were able to put out more information it's really important for the public to fully participate in helping us find out what we need to know. And we did have some people who were paying attention in New Jersey last night we're able to identify that bomb as you suggested yesterday you were reluctant to call this an act of terrorism. Are you prepared now to say it was. Will say it more in the next few hours but it's definitely leaning in that direction the more we know and what more can you tell us about those five individuals detained. Apparently on the verrazano narrows bridge last night heading to Brooke and maybe Kennedy Airport. There was a car that came to the interest the NYPD. And that car was followed they were pulled over. Those individuals have been question I'm not going to go into more detail than that but there's definitely. Situation there what we're learning more information. And is isn't he said is why he's talked about all the preparation here because of the UN general assembly got President Obama here today you've got world leaders. Gathering got a lot of nervous. In New York as the police out. In force the let me go back to that original question. Do you believe that there are more attacks possibly coming or do you believe the threat is contained. I believe couple things first the amount of anti terror capacity we put on the streets is extraordinary we have largest anti terror capacity of any police forces in the country and you're gonna see is and that's one of the best ways to make sure there are. No further situations. I think until we uphold all the pieces of the case together. It's premature to say what might happen next I do feel. That we're getting information literally hour by hour of the situation is speeding off. I'm very confident we're gonna find the individual or individuals involved based on what I've heard in the last hours. But I think we have some more work to do involved in Chelsea Elizabeth and seaside. That's an open question but one again a lot more information is coming in. It's still premature to say there's a connection but in the coming hours will be able to tell you more mister men thanks very much for your time this morning still remains very or.

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