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by Stephanie Valenzuela on March 23, 2017
The New Yorker

Another city in Europe was once again the center of breaking news, as attacks at the Palace of Westminster in London have caused the world terror again. With terror in any city around the world, comes increased security in New York City, as the city is prepared to take all precautions to keep it’s people safe.

Famous landmarks and the British consulate were heavily guarded this afternoon in New York City as word got around the world of the terror that unfolded in London. NYPD officers were on high alert throughout the day and long gun teams were deployed to areas throughout the city. The areas that are most heavily guarded are, the British consulate, Grand Central Terminal, and City Hall. Many more tourist attractions and heavily crowded areas are also being watched closely although there is no link to the events in London to New York City. No specific threat has been made to the city, but as always extra precaution is being taken.

On Wednesday, at around 2:30 London time, a vehicle plowed through people on the Westminster bridge, injuring at least 20 people. The Westminster bridge is one very popular in tourism, as it is for the residents of London as it crosses the River Thames and connects the Palace of Westminster, as well as the iconic London Eye. Around the same time, the man who drove the car went over to the Palace of Westminster with a knife and stabbed a police officer which sent the house of commons on lock down. The attacker was shot. The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism, and investigations are well underway.

The NYPD is watching the situation closely as an officer who is stationed overseas is briefing the officers back at home. It is also known as an “intelligence gathering”, in which officers are located in other cities around the world. The FBI and homeland security are also monitoring the attack.

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Stephanie Valenzuela
I am a firm believer in patience, and believing that with patience all good things come with time. My motto has always been, if you want to be known, be known for something good, and informing the public is good to me, whether it be threw my writing or reporting, is a good way to be known. With a passion for everything New York City, I am driven to know what goes on in it every hour of the day. My dream has always been to live the 'city life', but besides dreaming about that life, you can catch me traveling the world, as I have been to over ten countries, or constantly reading the news and getting informed as to what goes on globally. I am a person who likes to know and be informed at all times. To me that is key and my mentality is always set to learn more on what goes on in our world in order to inform my public and be the best journalist that I can be.