Security upgraded at NYC landmarks, subways after Paris attack

New York City remained on alert on Wednesday after gunmen stormed the offices of a saFabio Cremasco/Getty

New York City remained on alert on Wednesday after gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris and opened fire, killing 12 before fleeing in a getaway car.


NYPD heightened security at landmarks citywide, as well as at the French Consulate.


Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters at an unrelated press event that there is no direct threat to New York City.


"We will always err on the side of caution and fortunately we have the resources to do quite a lot, even without a direct threat," Bratton said.


The NYPD is tracking developments in Paris with a detective stationed there, Bratton said.

"There are standing contingency plans in place to adjust police deployments based on any unfolding situation in the world," Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller wrote in a statement.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority also said it was on guard.

"We’re already at a high state of alert in Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad facilities, with state police and National Guard augmenting the MTA police," wrote MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg in a statement.

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke briefly with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Wednesday morning to offer condolences and offer the city's support.

"The eyes of the world are on Paris. A heinous terrorist attack goes at the very fabric of a free society," de Blasio said at an unrelated event. "It was an attack on the news media. It was an attack on freedom of expression."

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