Several US cities are hosting commemorative events for the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Wednesday, September 11.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City will host the central commemorative event beginning at 08:25 (local time). Port Authority Police and the NYPD have deployed additional security forces, including plainclothes police and canine units. These increased security measures are being implemented at tourist destinations, in bridges and tunnels, and at transportation hubs both in New York and parts of northern New Jersey.
Other cities such as Arlington, Virginia, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and Washington, DC, among many others, will host other events, at which a heightened security presence should be expected.
A heightened security presence is to be expected surrounding the aforementioned events, as well as at airports, through the end of the week. Associated transportation disruptions around the vicinity of any events and tourist sites should also be anticipated.
Four passenger planes were hijacked by al-Qaeda members in the United States on September 11, 2001, two of which crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City's World Trade Center. The attacks killed nearly 3000 people.
Individuals in the aforementioned cities are advised to adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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