Iconic New York City Halloween parade marches on after attack

Iconic New York City Halloween parade marches on after attack

Iconic New York City Halloween parade marches on after attack

The inevitable next attack has lingered in the back of every New Yorker's head since 2001, since 1993, even since 1948, when E.B. White, in Here Is New York, wrote movingly about the city's newfound vulnerability.

The NYPD and Federal Bureau of Investigation are still investigating Tuesday's attack.

Just after 3 p.m., six people were killed after a truck plowed into several people on a bike path on the West Side Highway about a mile from the start of the parade route. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the route as the parade began.

'We will be vigilant.

"Tell an officer immediately if you see anything unusual, anything that worries you", de Blasio said.

There will also be units with heavy weapons deployed around New York City at key iconic locations. "We're living our lives because we're not going to allow the terrorists to win, period".

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NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a news briefing Tuesday evening: 'There was a loss of innocent life. This is a tragedy of the greatest magnitude'.

The mayor of New York Bill de Blasio was among the people to attend the Halloween parade.

In a statement Wednesday morning, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said, "As the people of NY got up this morning and began their day as normal, they once again demonstrated to the world that Americans will not be intimidated or coerced by terrorists".

His remarks were directed right at President Trump. Law enforcement is following this closely.

'Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation'.

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