Police are reinforcing security for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade through New York City after ISIS urged its supporters in the West to use rented trucks in attacks similar to the operation that killed 86 people this summer in France.
Police plan to station sand-filled trucks and concrete barriers as blockades all around the parade route to stop trucks, authorities told NBC News, after the appeared last weekend in the terrorist organization’s English-language magazine, which called the parade “an excellent target.”
About 3.5 million people are expected to line the parade’s 2½-mile route on Nov. 24.
Terrorism experts say the election of Donald Trump has encouraged ISIS, because the group believes he could be easier to provoke than President Obama.
“ISIS sees the Trump presidency as a great victory, an astounding victory,” said NBC News terrorism security analyst Malcolm Nance, executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project, a nonprofit research institute.
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