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After ISIS Threat, Increased Security at Thanksgiving Day Parade

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By    |   Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 08:00 AM

Law enforcement officials have boosted security along the Thanksgiving Day parade route in New York City following an article in an ISIS propaganda magazine calling the event an "excellent target" and the FBI has issued an alert about a potential terrorist attack around Thanksgiving and the Inauguration.

The NYPD is bringing in sanitation trucks filled with sand and metal barricades to line the nearly 3-mile long route and thousands of police officers will watch the roads along with police dogs trained to search for chemical weapons. Approximately 3 million are expected to attend the parade, in its 90th year.

"We plan every major event the way the Police Department has always planned them, which is for traffic and crowds, but today, in a way that's different from the way they were always planned, which is with a complex counterterrorism overlay," NYPD Deputy Director of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller said at a news conference on Nov. 14.

The parade last year took place just two weeks after terror attacks in Paris where 130 people were killed, acts that ISIS took responsibility for. The latest ISIS magazine Rumiyah is promoting vehicle attacks like the one in Nice, France, in July 2016. The magazine included pictures of the parade and suggested using a load-bearing truck to kill people.

"After the Nice attacks in France, where a truck rammed into crowds at Bastille Day celebrations, the NYPD took a very proactive stance. The Intelligence Bureau identified 181 locations that rent trucks to the public in the metropolitan area."

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