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NYPD chief: Police could take down plane if needed

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In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective, in New York. (AP) In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective, in New York. (AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if needed.

Commissioner Ray Kelly tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that after the Sept. 11 attacks, he decided the city couldn't rely on the federal government alone. He set about creating the NYPD's own counter-terrorism unit. He says the department is prepared for multiple scenarios and could even take down a plane.

Kelly didn't divulge details but said "obviously this would be in a very extreme situation."

Other measures include sending NYPD officers abroad, using radiation detectors and creating a network of surveillance cameras in Manhattan.

The interview airs Sunday evening. It comes just a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9/11, when hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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