Web Exclusive: Centracchio on NYC security prep for Thanksgiving Parade

Eyewitness News Analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — People attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade should expect heightened security in the wake of recent threats against the city, according to Eyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio.

On Tuesday, General Centracchio discussed how New York City’s security plan will be put into place. He also talked about why the staging area is a cause for concern when protecting the area.

Centracchio was live in studio with Mike Montecalvo. Watch the full interview above. 

centracchioEyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (ret.) served as Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency and as Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisor – becoming the first Adjutant General to hold all three positions simultaneously.