NYPD Commissioner says department will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weaponsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:39
NYPD Commissioner says department will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weapons
The device, which tests for terahertz radiation, is small enough to be placed in a police vehicle or stationed at a street corner where gunplay is common
BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.
The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance.