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NYPD Commissioner on the management of terrorist threats
Commissioner James O’neill, offers insight on the ‘Fox report,” to New York City is the target of three attacks in 15 months.
Screening devices that detect suicide vests, like the one that exploded in a New York City subway-tested tunnel, said in Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration plans to deploy the technology on a national level should accelerate.
“The fact that we have this new, potentially life-saving technology at our fingertips — borne materials, an ability to detect hidden explosive cowards are looking to do us harm — claims of the Federal government, said the testing and perfecting of this technology on the fast track,” Schumer. “We want to not only these devices, which in America’s busiest cities such as New York, but we need you here.”
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority is partnering with TSA to test devices, known as the stand-off explosive detection units, a whole-body screening of passengers through the station without slowing. If an explosive device is detected, it triggers an alarm. The operator, a transit employee, sees in the camera image of the passenger on a computer screen, but no anatomical details.
“Together with partners from the industry, we are committed to the identification, testing, and use of technology, dealing with threats to transportation across the spectrum” of the TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement.
QinetiQ SPO-NX screening devices have been tested this week in one of Los Angeles’ busiest stations in the 7th Street Metro in the city centre. The technology, in development since 2004, was also tested, in the Union Station in Washington before Thanksgiving and served in the New Jersey Transit station, said during the 2014 Super Bowl, TSA spokeswoman Lisa farbstein.
Schumer called for to test the TSA formally, the devices in New York City.
The machines, which look white television, cameras on tripods, the non-detect explosive vapors, but instead to scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person’s body. In contrast to the airport-screening equipment, equipment projects, waves to scan a person from a distance, rather than the person to walk through a scanner.
The would-be suicide bomber in New York City during the morning commute on Monday injured, as he strapped a crude pipe bomb on his chest. Officials said the immigrant from Bangladesh, was indoctrinated terrorism through internet videos.
“There seems to be a global pattern that emerging countries with suicide bombers and explosives in soft spaces,” said Alex Wiggins, who leads the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority law enforcement division. “We want to be careful and stay ahead of the threat.”
The technology is still in the testing phase and is not yet ready for a nationwide rollout by the end, because it is still being tested to determine, among other things, how effective it is in the detection of bombs, and how often is it said there are false alarms, TSA spokesman Michael England.