THE BRONX - Bronx residents are likely to see a stepped-up police and emergency personnel presence around the borough this week as part of an anti-terror drill. The exercise is part of a tri-state plan to prepare emergency workers for a radiological attack. A fleet of police vehicles with flashing lights guarded the Madison Avenue Bridge on 138th Street earlier today, and will patrol the Macombs Dam, 145th Street and 3rd Avenue bridges over the next few days. The team was dispatched from the United Nations headquarters to kick off the drill.
The NYPD and local agencies are working with the Securing the Cities Initiative, a pilot program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.