NYPD counter-terror teams armed with heavy guns practiced Thursday an emergency response to a terror attack involving gunmen in several city buildings including a hotel.
Upon arriving at the simulated attack, police observed three dead civilians out front and aviation units spotted one terrorist on a roof. Heavily armed police raided the buildings – located at the NYPD training facility at Rodmen’s Neck – to try to overtake the mock shooters.
As police entered the ground floor of one of the buildings, they heard shots from numerous terrorists on the floors above. Officers did proceed up the to the floors to stop the attack. But there were some additional casualties.
In a briefing afterward, officers spoke about what they had learned.