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Kelly: NYPD can shoot down aircraft

The NYPD has an air force that can shoot down planes, said police commissioner Ray Kelly.

Kelly told “60 Minutes” interviewer Scott Pelley last night that “in a very extreme situation,” the NYPD could take down an airplane.

Kelly was describing a .50 caliber rifle that can be attacked to a police helicopter.

According to the New York Post, a weapon like this could blow through a a brick wall.

But Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that even this weapon would not have averted the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

“It certainly does not mean 9/11 wouldn’t have occurred,” he said at a midtown conference.

He added that the NYPD “has lots of capabilities you don’t know about, and you won’t know about them.”

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