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NYPD, Microsoft create crime-fighting tech system

NEW YORK — A 911 call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Department, instantly showing officers an interactive map of the neighborhood, footage from nearby security cameras, whether there are high radiation levels, and whether any other threats have been made against the city.

In a click, police know exactly what they are facing.

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