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Hochul sends 750 National Guard troops to NYC subways following spate of violence

Posted on AllSides March 7th, 2024
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Barry Williams for New York Daily News

Get ready to open your backpack or bag to National Guard troops or state law enforcement when you ride New York City’s subway.

Gov. Hochul is deploying 750 members of the Guard and 250 state and MTA police officers to subway stations to inspect passengers’ bags following a spate of violent incidents across the system.

“No one heading to their job or to visit family or to go to a doctor’s appointment should worry that the person sitting next to them possesses a deadly weapon,” Hochul said Wednesday beside MTA...

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