NYPD Increases Security at Sensitive Sites Amid Growing Mideast Violence

An NYPD spokesman said there are no specific threats and that security measures are merely precautionary

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    The NYPD has stepped up security around the United Nations, various diplomatic missions and other sensitive sites throughout the city amid increased violence in Gaza, a department spokesman said Thursday. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Friday, Nov 16, 2012)

    The NYPD has stepped up security around the United Nations, various diplomatic missions and other sensitive sites throughout the city amid increased violence in Gaza, a department spokesman said Thursday.      

    There were no specific threats, but the security measures were put in place as a precaution as violence mounts in the Mideast, the spokesman said.     

    The increased security presence comes as Palestinian militants barraged Israel with nearly 150 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. 

    Israel launched the offensive on Wednesday, killing the head of Hamas' militant wing and destroying dozens of rocket launchers.