Police presence increases on New Year’s Eve amid worry of terror

The French foreign Legion patrol at Auber's metro station in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. France's defense minister has visited troops on duty ahead of unusually tense New Year's Eve celebrations in Paris after November attacks that left 130 dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Law enforcement around the world are out in force, trying to prevent terrorist attacks on New Year’s Eve.

Police in Belgium insist they foiled at least one terror attack planned by ISIS bombers for NYE in Brussels. Because of it, Brussel’s mayor cancelled fireworks displays.

In Turkey, police claim they detained two suspected ISIS militants planning suicide attacks during celebrations in Ankara. They uncovered a suicide vest, an explosive device inside a backpack, and bomb-making equipment.

In Paris, where terrorists attacked six weeks ago, also cancelled fireworks displays.

Following a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, law enforcement is stepping up enforcement across the state. Especially where the Rose Bowl and Parade is scheduled to take place.

In New York City, barricades and check points are being installed. Security will include bag inspections. At least 6,000 officers will be on duty. Although the city prepped for NYE for an entire year, the police commissioner admits this year is different because of ISIS.

“We are aware that the threat picture has changed because of ISIS. It’s change significantly from what it was a year ago or two years ago,” said Bill Bratton, NY Police Commissioner.

After the attacks in Paris, the New York Police Department added a new Critical Response Command. It includes 500 officers specifically trained to respond to terrorist attacks.

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