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Heightened Security in New England Following NYC, NJ Blasts

State police say there's no apparent connection between Massachusetts and the person of interest identified in the tri-state terror investigation



    Increased Security in Place at Gillette Ahead of Pats Game

    The recent attacks in New York and New Jersey were nearly 200 miles away but security measures are being taken nationwide, including here in Massachusetts. With another New England Patriots game scheduled for Thursday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, plans are already in place for tightened security. (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

    Authorities in Massachusetts are still monitoring developments after explosions rocked a neighborhood in New York City and a New Jersey seaside town over the weekend.

    Massachusetts State Police say the Commonwealth Fusion Center continues to monitor information about the events over the weekend, but that there appears to be no connection between Ahmad Khan Rahami, a person of interest identified by law enforcement in the tri-state terror investigation, and Massachusetts.

    However, state police add they will enhance security for Thursday's Patriots game at Gillette Stadium along with increasing patrol frequency.

    In Boston, MBTA Transit Police say they also are monitoring the events and that right now there is no tie to the "T." 

    Transportation Security Tight After Bombings

    [NECN] Massachusetts Transportation Security Tight After Bombings
    After bombs went off in New York and New Jersey, officials across the country are heightening security.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

    They say the safety of their riding public and their employees is their top priority, as people in the Commonwealth try to process what has happened and try to not let it disrupt their daily lives. 

    Amtrak is telling customers to be aware they are operating on a modified schedule in response to the ongoing investigation in New Jersey. 

    Trains departing from Washington and traveling to Washington at South Station still show on time.

    Transit Police are also reminding and urging their riders, if you see something, say something.

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says there appears to be no threat in the state and that law enforcement will stay vigilant. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan says multiple agencies are working together to ensure public safety.

    "While there is no known or immediate threat to the people of New Hampshire, the Department of Safety and New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management are working with federal and local public safety officials to exercise extra vigilance," Hassan said in a statement. "All Granite Staters are urged to remain vigilant as well."

    Officials: No Credible Threat in Mass. After NYC Bombing

    [NECN] Officials: No Credible Threat in Massachusetts After NYC Bombing
    Security is heightened in the Bay State after the bombing that injured 29 people in New York.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

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