Nassau, Suffolk step up security in wake of Paris attacks
Long Island residents woke up Monday morning to heightened security and increased police patrols at train stations, malls and other busy public places in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says they are responding to the recent Paris attacks with intensified patrols, especially at large, known gatherings.
Counterterrorism plans include working with local, state and federal task forces, as well as monitoring what Nassau Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter calls potential "homegrown" terrorists who are radicalized and living on Long Island.
Law enforcement agencies are also reminding people of the "See Something, Say Something" campaign.
In the event of a major attack, both counties, as well as the NYPD, are equipped with armored trucks and 40 to 50 pounds of ballistic vests, which officers wear to protect themselves.
Krumpter says another component of anti-terrorism plans is working together with local Muslim leaders.
Police say there are no credible threats on Long Island right now, but that everyone should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.