MBTA: "No Evidence" To Suggest Boston Transit Is Target After NYC Attacks

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — MBTA Transit Police said there is no evidence to suggest that Boston's transit system is a potential target after Tuesday's attacks in a New York City subway station that left at least eight people shot and eight others injured.

In a statement, the Transit Police Department said, "As the MBTA closely monitors the events in New York, Transit police officials are engaged with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to share and obtain any intelligence available. At this time, there is no evidence, credible or otherwise, to suggest the MBTA system is a potential target."

Transit Police also said that it "has increased the number of uniformed officers on the system and deployed additional Explosive Detection K9 teams to perform protective sweeps."

Massachusetts State Police are also monitoring the situation.

The attacks occurred at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn's Sunset Park. Police are currently searching for a suspect.

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