Ron LeeMay 23, 2017, 8:53 amMay 23, 2017, 9:01 am

NY governor calls for added security at high-profile locations after Manchester bombing

Increased patrols are already visible at Kennedy Airport

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At John F. Kennedy International Airport, there are already signs of added security after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for increased security across the state at airports, bridges, tunnels, and mass transit systems in the aftermath of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England.

The chaotic scene captured by cell phone video shows pandemonium inside and outside Manchester Arena after witnesses say a large blast rocked the area near the box office Monday night.

With at least 22 people confirmed dead, following a concert by pop star Ariana Grande, Gov. Cuomo took to Twitter to say:

"I am heartbroken by the horrific explosion in Manchester. As a precaution, state law enforcement will step up security and patrols."

At Kennedy Airport, airport security vehicles have been very noticeable Tuesday morning near the Blue Lot parking lot and passenger pick up area. Meantime, New York City police are stepping up security at tourist hot spots and other areas with heavy traffic.

In a statement, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says:

"At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States. However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions."

While few details have been released about the suicide bomber, the chief constable for Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that his body has been recovered.



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