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Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit

September 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are facing an epic security and logistical challenge with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly.

The New York Police Department says it will deploy thousands of extra police officers to protect both the United Nations and Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

The security arsenal also includes police boats patrolling the East River near the U.N. and teams of officers trained to respond to chemical, biological and other potential terror threats.

Police will also restrict traffic to make way for the dozens of motorcades.

Officials are warning that the gridlock will be worse than traffic jams caused by the Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year’s Eve ball drop.

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