LOWER MANHATTAN — The NYPD conducted an active shooter drill Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan, a move to improve security measures in New York City's subways system.
This was the first active shooter drill held underground in a subway station at Kenmare Street, between Bowery and Elizabeth streets. The drill was planned before the Paris attacks happened.
NYPD began the drill at 4 a.m. with 10 different arms participating, including officers from the counter-terrorism unit. It concluded a little before 9 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton held a press conference following the drills.