Thanksgiving Parade Sand Trucks for Terror

The Associated Press is reporting this morning that fans of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand. More than 80 city sanitation tricks will be used at intersections and other strategic spots along the 2.5 mile parade route to create an imposing physical barrier to terror. John Miller, New York Police Department’s top counterterrorism official said, “You can ram a New York City Sanitation Department sand truck with a lot of things, but you’re not going to move it.” Authorities remind everyone there is no confirmation of a credible threat and they have repeatedly urged spectators to come and enjoy the parade. The event kicks of on Thanksgiving Day at 9am at 77th Street and CPW and ends with celebrations at Macy’s Herald Square. Streets will return to normal at approximately noon time. And if your staying home you can enjoy the live broadcast on NBC and Verizon will live-stream.

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