Governor’s Statement About Istanbul

January 1, 2016

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, ABOUT ISTANBUL:

“On behalf of New Yorkers everywhere, I want to offer our prayers and our support to the people of Istanbul and all those affected by tonight’s horrific attack.

“As we continue to learn the facts, I have directed all New York law enforcement to remain vigilant as New Year’s Eve celebrations take place throughout the state. Additionally, the New York State Police, the New York State Emergency Operations Center, the New York State Intelligence Center and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are actively monitoring the developments of this situation for any potential threats and remain in constant communication with their local and federal partners.”

New Yorkers are reminded to stay alert to their surroundings, and to report any suspicious activity. Reports can be made to:

Counter Terrorism Center at the New York State Intelligence Center
Terrorism Tip Line: 1-866-SAFENYS (1-866-723-3697)