NYPD leads tri-state 5-day dirty bomb exercise

New York City police and law enforcement in the tri-state area began conducting a five-day training drill Tuesday to test whether they are prepared for the possibility of a “dirty bomb” attack.

The exercise, which is scheduled to run through Saturday, involves hundreds of personnel from 150 law enforcement and other first responder agencies who are partners in the Securing the Cities Initiative. It will be conducted on land, including the rail and highways, and on the waterways.

The drill is designed to test the ability to detect and interdict radiological material that could be used in a terrorist attack.

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