NYC Village Halloween Parade went on with ramped up police presence

Police officers arrive at the scene following a shooting incident in New York on October 31, 2017. Multiple people were hurt in downtown Manhattan, US media reported after police confirmed that they were responding to reports of a shooting. Police said they had mobilized to the scene in Lower Manhattan and that one person was in custody, giving no further details. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — The 44th annual NYC Village Halloween Parade continued Tuesday night with a ramped-up police presence after a lower Manhattan terrorist truck rampage left eight people dead.

NYPD officials called it a terror attack, but believe there's no further threat. The upgrade in security forces at the parade was taken out of an abundance of caution.

"There's no reason to have any undue anxiety," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "If we change our lives, if we contort ourselves to them, then they win and we lose."

Sand trucks were rolled out along the route before the 7 p.m. kickoff time for the parade. More than 60,000 people were expected to line the sidewalks.

This year’s theme was “Cabinet of Curiosities” and included the world-famous parade of puppets.

Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio also marched in the parade.

Up to 8 dead, 11 injured in Manhattan truck rampage

There will also be units with heavy weapons deployed around New York City at key iconic locations.

"We are going to go about our business in the city," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We will not be disturbed."

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