New York tightens security after Orlando mass shooting

NEW YORK, June 13 (KUNA) — New York State Governor have directed additional security measures at key points around the state as a precaution after the attacks that occurred in Orlando.
Expressing shock and sadness by the senseless attack that occurred in Orlando, Florida, the Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that the safety of New Yorkers and the state’s visitors is a number one priority.
“We are remaining vigilant and in close contact with local and federal officials and our partner law enforcement agencies,” he added.
The senior official affirmed that the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has been in contact with key local public safety officials following the attacks, and as a precaution, they increased monitoring of various large public gatherings, including various sporting venues throughout the State.
Port Authority Police are on heightened alert at all of the agency’s bridge, tunnel, rail, World Trade Center and other facilities, as their actions include increased patrols and checks of bags, buses, trucks and trains at agency locations.
Showing solidarity, governor Cuomo have directed flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in the memory of those who were lost in this terrible act of mass murder.
In the worst mass shooting in US history, a gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, killed 50 people and wounded 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning. (end) mao.gta