London, Netherlands attacks prompt more security at Long Island malls

Posted: Updated:

Security has been stepped up in public places, including on Long Island, in the wake of the terror attack on London Bridge and a violent stabbing incident in the Netherlands.

Even though there is no credible threat to Long Island malls, police are asking shoppers to remain vigilant. Extra police patrols have been added to malls in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

“What we're doing is enhanced patrols with visible marked cars in mall areas, as well as an area that has increased pedestrian traffic,” says Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart. “We're also having plainclothes officers at different locations.”

Hart also says they have live surveillance camera feeds from certain downtown areas that police monitor in real time. Certain intelligence is also shared with the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Police say not to hesitate to call 911 if something seems suspicious.

 

  • SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
  • Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
  • PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak. 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."