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NFTA increasing police presence at airports, metro rail

The regional public transportation agency on Tuesday morning announced it is increasing police presence in the wake of the attacks in Brussels.

The response is not due to a local threat, but “simply as an abundance of caution.”

Here’s the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s full statement:

“Please know that in light of the bombings that occurred in Brussels this morning the NFTA Transit Police have increased their overall presence at both the airports (Buffalo & Niagara Falls) and within the Metro Rail system. This is not in response to any local threats or directives, but simply as an abundance of caution on the authority’s part to make the traveling public and employees at these facilities feel more secure. At this point the processing time at the security check point is expected to be the same, which should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes.”