NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD was on high alert after a terror attack — in which someone tried to storm Britain's Parliament, stabbed a police officer and mowed down pedestrians — left five dead Wednesday, officials said.
Following attack in London, NYPD has re-deployed long gun teams to British Consulate, City Hall, & Grand Central Station pic.twitter.com/5QPHovm9jU— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) March 22, 2017
We are making those deployments in New York until we know more. No info linking London attack to NYC at this point— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) March 22, 2017
The NYPD comments came hours after the London attack, many the details of which remained unclear, according to The New York Times.
London police fatally shot someone who tried to break into Parliament, but they don't know if that's the same person who stabbed a police officer and if the person also drove into pedestrians, the Times reported.
Still, officials are treating the Wednesday violence as a terrorist attack, they said.
Incident in #Westminster: We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 22, 2017
Back in New York, police will boost security at Jewish sites because of Passover, as well as the British Consulate, officials said.