Friday, August 10, 2007

NYPD Steps Up Dirty Bomb Precautions

Courtesy of My Fox New York

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MYFOXNY.COM  --  The NYPD has modified its counter-terrorism posture Friday because of unverified intelligence regarding a dirty bomb risk.

This change includes an increased deployment of radiological sensors -- including those mounted on vehicles, boats and helicopters as well as those carried by NYPD personnel.

In addition, vehicle checkpoints are being established in New York City, including lower Manhattan, and at certain approaches to the city from neighboring areas.

These efforts are not in response to a verified threat, the department spokesman said.

Linked article:  NYC Modified Threat Conditions