NYPD beefing security at locations tied to Canada

(AP) The police department is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country's capital.



A gunman on Wednesday shot a soldier guarding a war memorial in Ottawa, Ontario then stormed Parliament before he was killed.



In response to the shootings, NYPD officers are taking precautions. The department is also sending specialized teams to the Consulate General of Canada.



Authorities say there have been no specific threats made against any locations.



Meanwhile, Canadian police now concede there was only a single gunman in what they're calling a terror attack. 



Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday that police are satisfied there was one attacker. Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that "there is no longer a threat to public safety."



Police said in the initial hours after the shootings that as many as two other gunmen may have taken part. But as the day wore on, it appeared increasingly likely that the attack was the work of one person.



 


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