Heightened Security For New Year's Eve in Times Square

NYPD deployed 6,000 heavily armed officers throughout the square, with helicopters in the air and police on rooftops.
1:09 | 12/31/15

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Countdown to New Year's Eve is on one million people expected in New York city's time square. ABC's Juba need is tonight on the unprecedented security there. Tonight with just over 24 hours until the big night security tightening ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations across the nation. Fall when worldwide threats by ices and other terror. In New York City an estimated one million revelers. Expected to packed into about twenty blocks in and around Times Square we not aware of any threat at this time that we deem credible. But they are not taking any chances the NYPD deployed 6000 heavily armed officers throughout Times Square more than ever before. And the police presence won't just be down there in Times Square the NYPD will have helicopters in the air and officers on rooftops monitoring the festivities below. About 20000 Smartphones were handed out to officers this year so they can share information or pictures quickly about potential threats. Helping them keep everyone here say. And David with these security measures authorities here say in New York City on New Year's Eve will be the safest place in the world.

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