A truck attack like the one that killed 12 people and injured dozens of others in Berlin on Monday would be difficult to pull off in the Big Apple because of the city’s notorious traffic jams, the NYPD’s counterterrorism chief said Tuesday, the NY Post reports.
“The good news here is we have the density of traffic,” Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said Tuesday during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s hard to get up to speed to run anybody over.”
Still, the NYPD has responded to the Berlin truck attack at a market by beefing up police presence at such markets locally — specifically the ones at Bryant Park, Columbus Circle and elsewhere. Miller also said the NYPD has been working with truck-rental companies around the city to try and prevent lone-wolf terror attacks, especially after groups like al Qaeda and ISIS have encouraged them in recent months. The NY Post