City ramps up subway firepower over suicide bombings on Moscow trains - NYPOST.com
Is this really necessary?Hit city subways after Russia terror
By LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT, MURRAY WEISS and LEONARD GREENE
Last Updated: 11:06 AM, March 30, 2010
Stand clear of the submachine guns.
In an unusual move, a heavily armed NYPD security battalion with enough firepower to wipe out Downtown Brooklyn descended onto the city's subway trains yesterday in response to suicide bombings in Russia that killed dozens of passengers in Moscow's subway.
Bleary-eyed New Yorkers began their work weeks with a morning rush hour that featured city cops in full military gear, including helmets, goggles, body armor, sidearms and M16 assault rifles.
The underground arsenal startled sleepy straphangers, many of whom wondered whether the extra security was overkill.
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