New York airport security increased after Istanbul attack

Officers will be patrolling New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and New Jersey's Newark International Airport

FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows passengers as they maneuver through one of the cramped hallways at at New York's LaGuardia Airport. A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday July 27. 2015 to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
(AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Additional police officers are being deployed to airports in New York City and New Jersey after an attack at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday that travelers should expect to see officers with tactical weapons patrolling at New York’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and at New Jersey’s Newark International Airport.

Port Authority officials said they were continuing to monitor the situation in Turkey alongside federal and local officials, including the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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