New York City police poised to thwart New Year's Eve suicide bombers
[Ynet] The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any jacket wallahs at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.
The stepped-up training is in response to an attempted bombing in a Times Square subway station walkway on Dec. 11. It comes on top of increasingly stringent security for the city's New Year's Eve celebration in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The New York Police Department will also deploy observation teams trained to spot snipers, increase the number of explosive-detecting dogs and position more officers throughout the area this year.
Posted by: trailing wife 2017-12-30