The ‘homemade bomb’ hidden in a trashcan that exploded in New York injuring at least 29 people was an “act of terror” and 1,000 extra police officers have been deployed in the city to protect Americans. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said that officers would be visible at subways, airports and bus terminals for peace of mind so New Yorkers could go about their daily business without concern. He told a press conference:

“A bomb exploding in New York is an act of terror but not limited to international terrorism. That’s how we are going to consider it.” He added: “We have no reason to believe at this time there is any further immediate threat but just to err on the side of caution we will be deploying close to an additional 1,000 New York state police and national guard people to police the bus terminals, airports and subway stations. READ MORE