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NYC ups security ahead of parade

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The New York Police Department is ramping up security ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As in years past, the NYPD said it will block off all vehicle access points to the parade route with sand-filled garbage trucks, other heavy vehicles and approximately 360,000 pounds of concrete barriers. Thousands of officers are assigned to the parade route, including counterterrorism teams. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said there were no specific, credible threats to the parade.

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