November 21, 2017
New York City officials say they’re stepping-up security ahead of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
At a news conference Monday, Mayor Bill De Blasio confirmed there will be a strong police presence at the event.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to Central Park to watch the annual parade.
Authorities said the event will end two hours earlier than last year, and those attending will be subjected to a security screening.
De Blasio went on to reassure New Yorkers there are no known credible threats to the city or the parade.