New York, NY – NYPD Wraps Up Week-Long Dirty Bomb Exercise

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    A member of the NYPD holds a device used to detect levels of radiation as motorists pass by during a multi-agency "dirty bomb" exercise led by the New York Police Department in the Brooklyn section of New York April 9, 2011.  REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi New York, NY – The five day NYPD-led “dirty bomb” training exercise came to a close.

    On Saturday from 11 until 3 p.m. there were police activity in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It includes a total of 18 vehicle chokepoints in the city’s boroughs. Most are bridges.

    The exercise was conducted on land, including the rail and highways, and on the waterways. It involved hundreds of personnel from 150 law enforcement and other first responder agencies in the tri-state area.

    It aims to detect and intercept radiological devices before they can wreak havoc on Wall Street and other high-profile targets in Manhattan, the heart of the nation’s largest city.

    So far, officers have been able to thwart the attempts at bringing radiological devices into the city from the surrounding region.

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