NYPD admits New York hotels are vulnerable to Mumbai-type terror attackDecember 6th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.6 (ANI): The New York police department has warned area hotels that they are vulnerable to a terrorist attack similar to the one that hit Mumbai”’’s Taj Mahal hotel last week.
Though it believes it is prepared to prevent or quickly respond to an attack because of its intelligence and training, the New York Police Department (NYPD)s Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that there was still need to be cautious and act on any intelligence provided promptly.
“We have a very proactive intelligence gathering and analytical capability that will hopefully assist us in preventing something like Mumbai from happening,” the New York Daily News quoted Kelly, as saying.
The NYPD”’’s Shield program on Friday unveiled some of its preliminary intelligence about the Mumbai attacks. An intelligence team, which was dispatched to India shortly after the attacks, found that the country”’’s law enforcement was ill-prepared for the siege.
Kelly was careful not to criticize the Indian police. Still, he assured New Yorkers the NYPD is doing everything it can to prevent a copycat attack. (ANI)
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