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New York to Install 1,500 Security Barriers After Vehicle Attacks

Last edited 3rd January 2018

New York to Install 1,500 Security Barriers After Vehicle Attacks

The mayor of New York City has announced plans to install 1,500 steel street barriers to prevent vehicle attacks.

Bill de Blasio said the protective barriers were part of a $50m (£37m) investment in security infrastructure.

The move comes after two vehicle attacks in 2017 that killed nine people in total.

The new permanent barriers will replace temporary concrete blocks that were put in place after the incidents.

"I want to tell you these are the most cowardly kind of attacks - when someone with a vehicle ploughs into a group of innocent pedestrians. It's disgusting," Mr Blasio said at a press conference in Times Square, near where one of the vehicle attacks took place.


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