Police presence increased at CT transportation hubs

People may notice more state troopers near Metro-North and Amtrak rail lines as well as at Bradley International Airport.

That’s because on Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that he has ordered Increased State Police presence for these transportation centers.

“The health and safety of our citizens is my number one priority,” Malloy said. “With the current events overseas and out of an abundance of caution, I am ordering an increased State Police presence along our rail lines and at Bradley Airport.”

No specific or credible threats

Malloy said there are specific threats despite the increased law enforcement role. He said “there is no credible threat against the state of Connecticut at this time and these measures are precautionary in nature.”

As always, Malloy also is asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and if they see anything out of the ordinary, call the state Homeland Security Tips Line at 866-HLS-TIPS. For any immediate threat, people should call 9-1-1.