Posted September 08, 2018 07:59:55Security at the New Yorkers entrance to New York’s subway is currently locked, despite New Yorkers being allowed to enter.
A report published by Bloomberg News last month revealed that New York city subway entrances are not locked to prevent terrorism.
The report said that New Yorkers are allowed to pass through the security barrier but that there is a requirement to enter a separate, locked door to make it through.
It is not known whether the New Yorker has been able to get past the barricade yet, but the report did not mention a cause for the lockdown.
“The New York Times article did not give any other explanation for the locked security entrance, or any other reason why the New Orleans Metro Police would not have taken action against those who would have been able access the subway entrances,” the report said.
New Yorkers have the right to enter the subway but it is up to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to enforce it, the report added.
New York’s metro area is considered one of the most secure areas in the world, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, with over 100 checkpoints on the New Jersey-to-New York Metro.
“It is unacceptable for anyone who has the authority to decide who can access New York subway entrances, especially when there is no law that mandates it,” said David Lisak, executive director of the ACLU of New York, in a statement.
“As New Yorkers, we are concerned about the safety and security of our neighbors, friends, and colleagues.”