Report: Clinton Cancels Fireworks Display Over Hudson River in NYC

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 7, 2016 Updated: November 7, 2016

The campaign for Hillary Clinton has canceled its victory fireworks show in New York City.

The fireworks show was to take place over the Hudson River west of Manhattan on Tuesday night.

“They do have a permit for fireworks, but at this point we believe the fireworks is canceled,” NYPD chief of intelligence Tommy Galati told the New York Post at a press conference on about Election Day security.

When asked about why it was canceled, Galati added: “I cannot tell you that.”

The campaign had a permit for fireworks, but it said it believed the event was canceled, the police department said.

As TMZ reported, the campaign didn’t give the U.S. Coast Guard a reason for the cancellation.

According to TMZ, “Clinton’s camp reached out on Thursday to say it wouldn’t be shooting off the 10″ fireworks after all.

It was previously reported that the Democratic nominee was planning to celebrate the election with two minutes of pyrotechnics.

The New York Post reported on Oct. 31 that police and fire officials said the campaign told them “to prepare for a barge-launched pyrotechnic display off Manhattan’s Javits Center, where Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will join their supporters.”

The campaign event was set to kick off at 9:30 p.m. local time—about 30 minutes after polls close in New York.

At the time, a New York detective told the Post, anonymously: “It’s a little presumptuous of her to plan on winning. I guess she put in for this before Friday.”