"The horrific shooting on a tram in Utrecht is another scar on the soul of the people of this planet and an affirmation of the fear and anxiety that people feel in the face of division and hate. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, and New Yorkers stand with the people of the Netherlands and all our allies against hate, terror and violence of any kind.
"In New York, public safety is our number one priority. Out of an abundance of caution, I have directed state law enforcement officials to step up security at high-profile locations around the state, including our airports, train stations, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and security of New Yorkers."