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New York Police Boost Security in Wake of Berlin Attack

© AFP 2023 / TIMOTHY A. CLARY New York City Police near Central Park (File)
New York City Police near Central Park (File) - Sputnik International
The Critical Response Command and other units will patrol key public areas around New York as an enhanced security measure in response to deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in the German capital, New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson Stephen Davis told Sputnik on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Sputnik) — On Monday, a truck rammed into the crowd at the Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring 48 more. The country's Interior Ministry has labeled the incident a terrorist attack.

"The NYPD is monitoring the events in Germany and around the world today. The Department has moved highly trained teams, including the Critical Response Command, to high profile locations around New York City," Davis said.

Emergency services attend the scene, after an attack by a truck at a Christmas market, in Berlin. - Sputnik International
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Davis added that they will do further assessment of the tragic events in Berlin to inform the police department.

"In the coming days, we will look to learn more about what occurred to inform the NYPD’s operations, deployments, and training of officers," he said.

Following the incident, the police detained a suspect, a Pakistani citizen, who arrived to the German town of Passau on December 31, 2015.

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