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NY Senator: New Statue of Liberty Security Risky

by Associated Press

murphydean, flickr

New security plans for the Statue of Liberty could leave visitors vulnerable when the island reopens July Fourth, New York officials said Monday.

Sen. Charles Schumer and New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for the National Park Service to reverse its plan to move security screening to nearby Ellis Island.

"The NYPD and the Park Service have differences over how to best protect visitors from a potential terrorist attack," said Kelly, adding that he has written to the secretary of the interior about the issue.

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