NYPD Trains for Urban Conflicts, NYC Seen as Potential Terrorist Target

NEW YORK– Local authorities believe New York City could be…

NEW YORK– Local authorities believe New York City could be a potential target of terrorist militants, causing NYPD leaders to prepare and train for all possible outcomes. The largest U.S. police department launched a counterterrorism initiative this month to train a new team of officers with semiautomatic rifles loaded with armor-piercing bullets. Also being trained in tactics for CQB and hostage rescue in hotels and other high-rise buildings, New York City officers are now being sufficiently prepared for possible urban conflicts, much like the attacks in Mumbai.

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