USA: Police ramp up security as NYC marathon gets underway following deadly truck attack

The New York City marathon took place on Sunday amid a heavy police presence in the wake of the truck attack that claimed the lives of eight people. The NYPD intensified security measures by placing security barricades, concrete blocks and sanitation trucks filled with sand alongside the marathon route, while police forces deployed across the city. Police snipers were also reportedly deployed... Еще. «They have definitely two or three times the amount of presence than they [police] usually do,» local resident Thomas Berdley said. Another city local, Keith Rogers, noted that «it’s good to see New York step up and making safety a main priority.» The event was expected to feature 51,000 runners watched by around 2.5 million spectators. Eight people lost their lives on Tuesday when a driver mowed a truck into a bike path in lower Manhattan.

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