As terrorists use trucks to ramp into people, American security has a new strategy. Use garbage truck filled with sand and surround where people gather.
Massive dump trucks filled with sand will line the streets surrounding New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City this weekend. The 20-ton vehicles will hold an additional 15 tons of sand, the Associated Press reported Thursday night.
The trucks provide a dense, protective barrier in the event of a bomb. It is part of comprehensive anti-terrorism strategies law-enforcement officials deploy to ensure public safety.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve event is already a heavily policed affair, but this year, the stakes are even higher, after a series of terror attacks that erupted in Europe — some of which involved the use of heavy vehicles.