The producers of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" loaned its Greenpoint,
Brooklyn set to the NYPD for an exercise in which the NYPD's Emergency
Service Unit rushed to the scene by police helicopter, and fast-roped
onto the boardwalk to rescue hostages and took six "armed terrorists"
into custody. A "wounded officer" also was airlifted to safety.
was one of many NYPD drills to address the threat posed by multiple,
active shooters after armed terrorists in Mumbai killed hostages in a
hotel, train station, restaurant and Jewish community center there in
In today's mock attack, police entered the "Ritz Carlton
Hotel," which is featured in the HBO series, and rescued hostages there
after clearing the boardwalk of civilians played by college students who
are enrolled in the NYPD Cadet Corps.
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