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Police in New York on alert for terror attacks

Police prowled New York with bomb dogs, submachine guns and radiation detectors Wednesday as the United States launched war against Iraq, leaving law enforcement officials concerned about suicide bombers and armed takeovers of television stations. Black-helmeted tactical officers stood guard around the clock on Wall Street. Trained hounds and German shepherds sniffed trucks entering the area. Police with radiation detectors scanned vehicles entering Manhattan and parking lots. Officers were given kits with respirator masks, first-aid supplies, rubber gloves and other equipment to help handle chemical or biological attacks. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said top police officials were particularly concerned about individual attackers unknown to counter-terror investigators acting independently on crowded, less-protected targets such as theaters and restaurants. “There is, throughout the world, talk and comment about taking some action against the interests of the United States if we enter into a war against Iraq,” Kelly said. Full Story

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