"We have protocols in place ah 24/7 if a situation like that occurred. We also learned from that situation that there could be multiple locations at one time that you have to be prepared for," said Captain Anthony Maida with the NYPD.
The skills the officers employ could eliminate the confusion that ensued in Los Angeles when armed gunmen in full body armor held th Los Angeles Police Department at bay for hours.
"We conduct our own drills here to see how we would respond to those situations," said Capt. Anthony Maida.
As many as 350 NYPD members from various special services train for the most dangerous assignments. The goal is to be prepared for any potential crisis where a rapid response and direct force are the only ways to bring chaos under control.
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