NJ increases security in case of terrorism

    By: Phil Gregory

    New Jersey says it will step up security in response to new federal alerts that entertainment spots and mass transit facilities are could be at risk for a terrorist attack.

    By: Phil Gregory
    philgregorynews@gmail.com

    New Jersey says it will step up security in response to new federal alerts that entertainment spots and mass transit facilities are could be at risk for a terrorist attack.

    Caption: New Jersey Homeland Security Director Richard Canas
    Photo courtesy NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

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    New Jersey Homeland Security Director Richard Canas says there is no specific threat to New Jersey but the state is taking some precautions.

    Canas: There’s limited resources but we can increase the presence of our security, both private and public security forces, on train platforms, buses, ferries, You probably will see more of us at those locations.

    Canas says there will be random searches, but anticipates little inconvenience for most people who attend sporting events and concerts. He says there is federal and state money available to cover the costs of overtime that comes with providing extra security measures.

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