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Bratton: 'No issues at all' with how NYPD handled paintball scare
by John M. Annese
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says he has "no issues at all" with how police responded to a terrorism scare sparked by a group of people holding paintball guns in Midland Beach on July 17.
Police all but shut down traffic on Staten Island, restricting outgoing traffic on the borough's bridges, and sent officers to secure Fort Wadsworth, after a retired police officer photographed what looked like a group of people -- one who appeared to be wearing a Muslim-style hijab head covering -- armed with assault rifles in a parking lot.
Ultimately, police confirmed that the weapons were actually paintball guns, and that the owner of one of the vehicles photographed told police and FBI investigators that "he was planning to go paintball shooting with friends."
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