NYPD Strategic Response Group demonstrates anti-terror skills on Randall’s Island

Members of the NYPD’s Haz-Mat unit show off some of their gear during a demonstration at the Strategic Response Group facility on Manhattan’s Randall’s Island, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Photo Credit: John Roca

Members of the NYPD’s newly formed Strategic Response Group — which includes a unit dedicated to dealing with hazardous materials — demonstrated its anti-terror skills on Randall’s Island on Wednesday. The group was formed to respond to active shooters and other potentially heavily armed, well-trained attackers targeting soft targets and other key urban areas of New York City.