MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials are boosting security across the US ahead of the holiday weekend after the airport terror attack in Istanbul.
The increased security presence began Tuesday at Miami International Airport after the attack in Turkey.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke, Wednesday, on security preparations. “We’re concerned and focused, generally, on public events and public places across the nation,” said Johnson.
The American Automobile Association is projecting a record-breaking Fourth of July travel volume, with nearly 43 million Americans traveling. “We live in a world that is very different than prior to 9-11, and it’s only getting worse,” said former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik to CNN’s Don Lemon.
Officials said they’re adding “high visibility patrols equipped with tactical weapons and equipment.”
In the nation’s capital, authorities say they’re ready. “We always plan for the emergency and then we plan for the secondary and the third emergency,” said Park Police Lt. James Murphy. “All precautions are looked at. World events are looked at. Intelligence is looked at.”
Despite more security ahead of the holiday, officials said public awareness is crucial. “We continue to encourage the public to travel, to associate, to celebrate the July 4th holiday,” said Johnson. “But be aware and be vigilant.”
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