What we saw here today was effort to terrorize. This clearly is an act of terror, attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence. This is a very painful time in our nation, it's a time when people are feeling a lot of hatred in the air.
And incidents like this exacerbate that pain and exacerbates that fear. We cannot let the acts of a very few change who we are. It is imperative that we ensure they fail, it is imperative that we act as the good and decent people that we are. This is a moment in history that is painful, but it will pass.
This, too, shall pass. But today, the important point is everyone can rest assured that the NYPD and all other agencies are out in force to protect the people of this city. And to make sure that they can go about their lives safely.