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Nassau County officials heighten security for Election Day

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NEW YORK — Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced the county’s security plan for Election Day Sunday evening.

Mangano said the county will be taking all steps to ensure safety as people go to the polls Tuesday.

There will be “intensified patrols” at polling locations, public gatherings, houses of worship and near critical infrastructure.

Officials will be monitoring social media accounts for any possible threats on Election Day.

Mangano’s announcement comes just days after a terrorist organization warned they may target three states, including New York, the day before the election.

Stephen P. Davis, deputy commissioner for public information for the NYPD, released this statement to PIX11 News:

We are aware of the information. We have been working with the FBI through the Joint Terrorism Task Force and our Counterterrorism and Intelligence Bureaus. In every case, we take any intelligence reports regarding New York City seriously. I would point out that the credibility of those reports is still being assessed and the information lacks specificity.