NH Officials respond to 4th of July terror warnings
CONCORD – New Hampshire officials are busy preparing for extra patrols throughout the state following a bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warning of potential terror threats over the 4th of July weekend.
“If there’s something that doesn’t look right, if you see someone in a place they shouldn’t be in, whether it’s an abandoned package or abandoned vehicle, just tell us,” said State Police Major Russell Conte.
Homeland security officials say there are no known plots, but extremists could launch attacks tied to Independence Day.
At Concord’s annual fireworks festival on July 4th there will be 25 officers monitoring the crowd.
Concord Parks and Recreation Director David Gill said they’ve been working side by side with law enforcement for months in preparation.
“We rely on law enforcement to take care of any national threats; we’re here to have a good time,” Gill said.
Roughly 15,000 people are expected to attend the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston. A no-fly zone will be enforced beginning Friday. Security will be tight and will include many undercover officers.