2003-12-19 / Front Page

NYPD Drill Spurs Peninsula’s Terrorist Fears

NYPD Drill Spurs Peninsula’s Terrorist Fears


When the New York City Police Department scheduled a drill for Jamaica Bay at approximately the same time the MTA opened the Marine Parkway Bridge for the “Sequence,” a passing ship, many locals who saw the NYPD’s helicopters and boats around the ship thought that it was a terrorist action and called The Wave, asking for information. It turned out that the NYPD was only drilling its aviation and harbor units for an eventuality.When the New York City Police Department scheduled a drill for Jamaica Bay at approximately the same time the MTA opened the Marine Parkway Bridge for the “Sequence,” a passing ship, many locals who saw the NYPD’s helicopters and boats around the ship thought that it was a terrorist action and called The Wave, asking for information. It turned out that the NYPD was only drilling its aviation and harbor units for an eventuality.

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