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NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, but with What?

"The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don’t know about and you won’t know about," Bloomberg told reporters Monday, echoing recent comments by police commissioner Ray Kelly. "Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?" Kelly was asked by 60 Minutes on Sunday. "Yes," he replied, "I prefer not to get into details, but obviously, this would be in a very extreme situation."

NYPD Holds Five-Day Drill to Prepare for Dirty Bomb Attack

(NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department will begin a five-day drill Tuesday to test its preparedness against a dirty bomb attack on the city.

The drill will take place over five days, involve hundreds of personnel from 150 agencies, and will cost millions of dollars that the city and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hope will help prevent a dirty bomb attack on New York by land or by sea…

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NYPD Preps For Mumbai-Style Attack

(NEW YORK) — As U.S. officials proclaim an alleged European terror plot still active, New York City police conducted a drill Thursday that simulated a Mumbai-style attack on civilians on a crowded street in Manhattan’s financial district.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the media before the drill, which began with two large explosions. “This is what we do,” he explained. “We think the unthinkable.” The drill simulated multiple bombs and shooters, including a bomb under a vehicle, and police responded with helicopters, dogs, automatic weapons and an armored car.

Earlier Thursday, the State Department’s counterterror chief told reports in London that the travel alert issued last week that advised travelers in Europe to be careful was still in effect. “We don’t view the conditions as warranting us rescinding the alert,” said Daniel Benjamin. The alert was issued Oct. 3, when intelligence led authorities to believe a Mumbai-style assault on so-called “soft” civilian targets might be imminent in Europe.

In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai assault that claimed 175 lives, the NYPD revised its tactics to deal with a terrorist commando assault.

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