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Metro security stepped up after bombings in NYC & NJ

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Chris Caya WBFO News
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The bombings in New York City and New Jersey this past weekend are having an impact locally. NFTA Executive Director Kimberley Minkel says security has been stepped up throughout the Metro Bus and Metro Rail system and at the airports in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. 

"You'll see increased police visibility. We're doing more car checks and vehicle checks at the airport," Minkel said.

Minkel is encouraging the public to report suspicious activity, pointing out the public played an important role in Monday's arrest of a bombing suspect in New York City.

"We have a app that you can download for free on your phone. It's called the See Something Say Something app. It's so important to a lot of what was discovered this weekend were from individuals who came forward and reported what they were seeing," Minkel said.  

Minkel made the comments at a news conference announcing a grant for the NFTA's Go Buffalo Mom program, which helps expectant mothers get access to prenatal care.