Kelly: NYPD Wouldn't Decide on Own to Shoot Plane

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 03:01 PM

 

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is elaborating on his headline-grabbing claim that his officers could shoot down a terrorist plane if needed.

Kelly said Wednesday that he would not make the decision alone to shoot down a suspected terrorist plane. He says he'd consult with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and federal authorities before deploying a police aircraft armed with .50-caliber guns.

Kelly spoke of the anti-aircraft capability in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday on CBS.

He now says he was talking about a small aircraft being used to disperse anthrax or some other toxic material, not shooting down a commercial airliner.

He says the capability would only be used in extreme circumstances.

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