NOPD discusses security plans after NYC terror attack

NOPD discusses security plans after NYC terror attack
Updated: Nov. 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - What happened in New York City Tuesday didn't keep local cyclists from their ride in City Park Wednesday.

"I thought about it today but, there's really nothing you can do about it so you just kind of think about it and forget about it basically. Then you just ride safely, you know? Look out for traffic and obey the law," said local cyclist Rene Guas.

"You're always at risk. I've traveled around the world as a consultant so I've been to other cities that have bike paths in them, and riders are vulnerable there as well," said local cyclist Andre Lugo.

Eight people were killed and four others remain hospitalized in critical condition after a terror attack on a New York City bike path.

New Orleans city officials have been working on anti-terrorism measures in the French Quarter like installing moveable barriers to prevent traffic from going on Bourbon Street.

The NOPD said it also has security plans to protect people outside the Quarter. 
"We have a really good security plan for the French Quarter, but we are always evaluating our security plans based on intelligence, based on new tactics that we learn from looking at other events, so we are always evaluating those plans," said NOPD Deputy Chief Paul Noel.

And in a city that has an outdoor festival just about every weekend, the NOPD said they're always evaluating security measures, not only with the police department, but also with festival organizers to make sure everyone is safe.

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