Security Will Be Tight For New Year's Eve Ball Drop

(New York, NY) -- Thousands of extra police officers are assigned to Times Square for tonight's ball drop. Tight security has been the norm since 9-11 and that attempted car bombing in Times Square in 2010. Outgoing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says there have been no specific threats but with a million people expected to congregate to watch the New Year's Eve ball drop, the NYPD isn't taking any chances.
Police barricades are already in place. Revelers will also notice bomb-sniffing dogs, heavily-armed counter-terrorism units and police helicopters. Some cops will be wearing radiation detectors. Others will wear civilian clothes so they can blend in with the crowd. Revelers are advised to leave backpacks and large bags at home, as they're not allowed. Alcohol is banned, too.