NYPD Deploying Heavily-Armed Anti-Terror Squads…

The NYPD will be rolling out additional security around Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn?s Barclays Center as the holidays approach.

The department has trained local officers in the Midtown South and 78th precincts and have armed them with semi-automatic Colt M4 Commando rifles, 1010 WINS? Juliet Papa reported.

The officers are familiar with the venues and the neighborhoods, and are designed to quickly respond to combat a terror threat in the venues.

The officers have already had two weeks of training and would augment the specially earmarked Strategic Response Group that roam the city.

Similar patrols are expected next year at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field and other summer or outdoor venues.

 :  Our friendly EMAIL NEWS DIGEST is delivered per the frequency you choose.

Choose from: once an hour, every 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, or once a day.

All we need is a few moments of your time, your email address (we send confirmation link you will click to activate), and a few clicks of the mouse to be enrolled.

The digest will always contain the easy unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell your information.

For more info ... please click the ( CBS New York ) previous Hat/Tip link.