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Air Patrols and Officers at TV Stations as City Goes on Alert

As the nation inched closer to war, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that federal authorities had agreed to secure New York City’s airspace and provide military air patrols as part of a broad Police Department plan to safeguard against attacks. Mr. Bloomberg described the department’s war contingency plan, Operation Atlas, as the most comprehensive terrorism prevention effort the city has ever conducted. The plan, first disclosed over the weekend and expected to cost at least $5 million a week in police overtime, includes expanded patrols on the streets, focusing on government buildings, tourist attractions, financial institutions, hotels and houses of worship, and in the subways, on the waterways and in the harbor. It will also strengthen checkpoints at bridges and tunnels and on the streets, including southbound avenues in Manhattan at 96th Street. Full Story

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