New York, NY —
More police officers, some wearing special black body armor and helmets, are patrolling the city’s subways, following deadly suicide bombings in Moscow's subway system. The New York Police Department says it is doing this as a precaution. Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not provide details about the extra security measures, saying only that they typically change every day.
The mayor says the Moscow bombings are not altering his view about proposed budget cuts that could include police staffing reductions. While the mayor says he's, "always worried about having enough," he believes the NYPD's funding is "adequate."
Many subway riders, accustomed to increased security after the 2001 terrorist attacks, say they didn't even notice the added measures.