NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is
assigning thousands of extra patrols in Times Square on New Year's Eve,
but they won't all be in plain sight.
There will be uniformed officers, bomb-sniffing
dogs and heavily armed counterterrorism teams. But there also will be
plainclothes officers, assigned to blend into the crowd.
Many officers will be wearing palm-size radiation
detectors designed to give off a signal if they detect evidence of a
dirty bomb, an explosive intended to spread panic by creating a
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says Times Square will be the safest place in the world on Dec. 31.
Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to
pack into Midtown Manhattan on Monday night to see the crystal ball drop
and ring in 2013.
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