New York - President Barack Obama visited New York City to mark the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. During this visit he visited ground zero, the site of al Qaeda's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of people killed nearly 10 years ago. The President made stops at a firehouse in Midtown Manhattan, the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan and Ground Zero. He laid a wreath at Ground Zero and spoke with 9/11 victims families, police officers and firefighters who lined the area.
the following security-related changes occured:
• PATH service to the WTC station was suspended temporarily while President Obama visited Ground Zero.
• Mailboxes and garbage cans were removed in areas where the President will be visiting.
• Manhole covers were welded shut in some areas.
• There were extra police patrolling the City along with more undercover officers.
• Sharp shooters were positioned on roofs along the motorcade route.