NYPD 'Dirty Bomb' Practice Drill Installs Six Manhattan Checkpoints Friday

By Olivia Scheck on April 8, 2011 8:20am 

Eighty police cars will gather outside UN Headquarters Friday for a
Eighty police cars will gather outside UN Headquarters Friday for a "dirty bomb" interception exercise like the one pictured above, which took place on April 5.
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By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The NYPD's massive "dirty bomb" practice drill will enter its fourth day on Friday, with vehicle checkpoints being set up throughout Manhattan.

The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. when 80 NYPD cars gather outside UN headquarters on First Avenue in the East 40's.

Police will also establish six vehicle checkpoints — at 96th Street and Columbus Avenue, Broadway and Riverside Drive and at Canal Street and Broadway, Lafayette and Varick Streets — which will continue until 3 p.m, the NYPD said.

The department also warned of increased police activity at both terminals of the Staten Island Ferry beginning at 10 a.m.


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