Governor Cuomo: ‘We Will Not Allow Terrorism To Win’

NEW YORK – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said terrorism will not win unless it is allowed to in a statement in the face of a rash of pipe bombs being sent to CNN, President Obama’s address, President Clinton’s address, the office of Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Maxine Waters and Cuomo’s New York office.
“Terrorism only works if you let it work. What they are trying to do is scare us and destabilize us and we will not allow that to happen,” Cuomo said. “We are New Yorkers, we are smart, we are tough, we are resilient, and we will not allow these terrorist thugs to change the way we live our lives. They fail unless we allow them to win and we will not allow them to win.”
Cuomo praised law enforcement for their diligence and vigor in investigating the devices.
“First, let’s remember that we have the best police force and the best law enforcement agencies on the globe. And we want to thank the NYPD and the State Police and the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Secret Service, all who have worked closely together and are coordinated and we should take comfort in that level of professionalism that we have in the city and in this state,” Cumo said.
“As everyone is aware, there have been a number of packages that have been received. Last night, the Secret Service detected a package at the residence of President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton and notified the State Police and NYPD. We personally checked on the president’s residence in Chappaqua at about 4:30 this morning and everything was fine there.,” Cuomo said.
He thanked CNN for cooperating in the investigation.
“This is the world we live in. Terrorism, the attempt to spread fear, is the world that we live in. It is heightened lately,” he said.
Cuomo asked New Yorkers to not be alarmed by increased police presence  in the streets and intersections of the city.
“You’ll see increased police presence from the NYPD, from the State Police, from the MTA Police, from the Port Authority Police. You shouldn’t be alarmed. There will be more police on subways, more police on the streets, more police at crossings. As the Mayor said, that’s not because we know any specific threat, it is just a precaution because we are smart and because we have the best talent on the globe when it comes to this. So we will take every precaution we can. But, we will not let terrorism win. Not today, not ever,” he said.