NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) – The New York Police Department has called for “enhanced vigilance” ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, warning extremists could target political events and polling stations, according to media reports.
Election workers, rally attendees, and election candidates are at increased risk of attacks ahead of elections scheduled for next month, according to an internal memo released by the police department on Thursday. New York and that the ABC and CNN channels were able to consult.
The note draws attention to the risk of attacks or threats, even if the police are not aware at this stage of any specific threat.
Last July, a man attempted to stab Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin.
(Report Tyler Clifford, French version Matthieu Protard)