New Security Screening for Statue of Liberty Visits
Security screening for visitors to the Statue of Liberty will be held on Ellis Island when the site reopens this summer, the National Park Service said.
Beginning July 4, visitors will not be screened before boarding ferries from either Battery Park in Lower Manhattan or Liberty State Park, N.J. Both ferries stop at Ellis Island.
The New York Police Department criticized the plan, preferring to keep the screening in Manhattan, said the New York Post.
National Park officials also said that visitors would go through a secondary screening on Liberty Island.
The security announcement came just days after officials said that the statue would reopen.