NYC Police Commissioner: U.S. Should Be Aware, Not Fearful

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York’s police commissioner said his department must be responsive not only to potential terrorist threats, but also to the public perception of those threats.

Speaking on MSNBC on Friday, William Bratton said that he understands that Americans are worried about threats from the Islamic State group and other terrorists. But he said that some of that worry is compounded by presidential campaign rhetoric. Bratton said he wants Americans to be aware of the threats but not fearful.

Bratton and John Miller, head of the department’s counterterrorism unit, say New York is safe to visit.