NYPD Deploying Heavily-Armed Anti-Terror Squads to Major Sports, Concert Venues

 11/13/2017 11:41 AM MST
Credit: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD will be rolling out additional security around Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as the holidays approach.

The department has trained local officers in the Midtown South and 78th precincts and have armed them with semi-automatic Colt M4 Commando rifles, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.

The officers are familiar with the venues and the neighborhoods, and are designed to quickly respond to combat a terror threat in the venues.