Sunday, September 25, 2011

NYPD Chief - 'NYPD Could Take Down a Plane if Necessary

Does this mean the NYPD has heat seeking missiles? Seems a bit beyond the realm of police work to take down a plane?

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NYPD_60_MINUTES

"The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if necessary.

Commissioner Ray Kelly tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that after the Sept. 11 attacks, he decided the city couldn't rely on the federal government alone. He set about creating the NYPD's own counter-terrorism unit. He says the department is prepared for multiple scenarios and could even take down a plane.

Kelly didn't divulge details but said "obviously this would be in a very extreme situation.""

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