Statement from County Executive Robert P. Astorino “Westchester County is on a heightened level of readiness.”

Westchester County SealStatement from County Executive Robert P. Astorino: “My heart goes out to the victims and their families of the horrific tragedy at the Boston Marathon. As a result of the events in Boston, Westchester County is on a heightened level of readiness.

I have ordered Westchester County Police to immediately take a number of precautionary actions including the deployment of the Aviation Unit helicopter to conduct aerial surveillance of critical infrastructure around the county and the Marine Unit to do the same along the Hudson River. County bomb dogs are conducting sweeps of county buildings including the County Courthouse. Police presence has been stepped up at areas such as the Kensico Dam and other vital locations.  We have also increased security at Westchester County Airport. I ask Westchester County residents to remain vigilant and keep the people of Boston in their thoughts and prayers.


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