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NYPD preparing for terror group attacks

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The head of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau recently told ABC News that another terrorist attack in the United States is “inevitable” and that his department is well prepared to respond to that situation.

NYPD has formed a Critical Response Command consisting of 525 specially trained officers, equipped with high-powered weapons, radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs, ABC reports.
The operation is run from a command center in an undisclosed location in lower Manhattan, where the feeds from more than 9,000 surveillance cameras are piped in and displayed.

“It gives us an optic into what goes in New York City on any given day, and it tells us an awful lot with 9,000 cameras and the license plate readers. It gives us a sense to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s happening here in the city,” Chief James Waters, the head of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, told ABC News.

Read the full article about New York City’s defenses here.


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