White Plains steps up security for terror trial
Police in White Plains are stepping up security at the federal courthouse, where four Newburgh men charged in a plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes will go on trial Monday.
Yesterday, crews set up a barricade next to the courthouse to provide an additional layer of protection.
"We have no viable threats, but we want to maintain a high level of vigilance," says White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong.
Chong says throughout the trial, which is expected to last five to six weeks, White Plains residents should expect random street closures, security checkpoints and more police presence.
The commissioner is also working with the U.S. Marshals Service on security measures.
For interviews about safety preps for terrorism trial being held in White Plains, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.