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'Je Suis Charlie' Arrives In New York City

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine has arrived in New York City, but you can't buy it yet.

As 1010 WINS' Roger Stern reported, there's only one copy of the satirical French magazine at Book Culture on Columbus Avenue, so the owner told the New York Post customers can view it, but not buy it.

Je Suis Charlie Arrives In New York City

The book store hopes to have enough copies to put them on sale by next week, Stern reported.

Twenty people, including the three gunmen, were killed last week in attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket, and on police in Paris.

On the cover of the first magazine published since the attacks is a drawing of the prophet Muhammad with the title of "Je Suis Charlie," and the french translation of "All is forgiven."

Upper West Side resident Dorothy said she wants to see it.

"I want to know what the hype is about. We take for granted all of our freedoms of speech here. And for something to have such an impact, what is it?" Dorothy said.

Denise, who is french and lives near the book store, wants to buy the edition.

"It shows there's no intimidation by the violence. Even here, where those French problems do not exist," she said, adding that the French left have a tradition of criticizing religion and suggested the magazine does not single out Islam.

The NYPD has been on alert since the attacks in Paris and warned earlier this week of a threat against police officers and soldiers by Islamic State militants.

"We remain one of the most likely targets in the country if not the world, so we have to keep committing resources to this issue," Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday. "For 13 years, we've been incident free with the exception of the ax attack on our officers and we work very hard to keep it that way."

John Miller, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said the NYPD issued an advisory to police officers informing them of the message and reminding them to be "extra vigilant."

The NYPD has also been quietly expanding training for "active shooter" situations in which terrorists arm themselves with high-powered rifles and open fire.

Bratton said the new training is based in part on lessons brought back from an NYPD team that was sent to Paris and given widespread access to the scene of the shootings.

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