23:46 GMT19 June 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The New York City Police Department (NYPD) will be stationing additional security officers at Times Square following a shooting last weekend that left three injured, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

    "It will be use of our CRC [Critical Response Command] officers in Time Square. You'll see additional presence. I think there may be some other areas as well where you'll see that. And it's important to show people that presence, I think it is reassuring and helpful," the mayor told reporters.

    He also said it is important to maintain safety as the city begins to reopen after a long pandemic-related shutdown.

    The shooting that prompted these additional security measures occurred on Saturday in Times Squares, and left three people injured, although they are all expected to make a full recovery. The suspected shooter, Farrakhan Muhammad, is not yet in police custody.


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