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NYC Luxury Buildings, Fearing Protests, Hire Armed Security Ahead of Election Day

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By    |   Thursday, 29 October 2020 04:32 PM

Luxury buildings in New York City are reportedly ramping up armed security fearing the presidential election will trigger civil unrest and massive protests.

The New York Post reported buildings —including the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where the penthouse is priced at $62.5 million — are hiring off-duty NYPD officers to protect their facades and residents.

“Everybody is worried about security,” one unnamed source told the news outlet. “Every top building is adding security. It’s out of control. We hope it won’t be needed, but we will be ready.”

The NYPD is “advising buildings to get the extra security,” the news outlet quoted another sourcing saying, adding the department has “never done this before.”

Managers at a building on the Manhattan's ritzy Upper East Side sent a letter to residents saying they were hiring off-duty police officers due to concerns about “violence” and “property damage,” the news outlet reported.

“We hope the precautions won’t be needed but we will be ready,” the letter reportedly said.

One real estate source told the news outlet that “everybody is doing it, adding elevated security to make sure that buildings are safe.”

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