Mayor Eric Adams on Monday said he is considering three types of metal detectors to be used in the subway system in the wake of last week’s mass shooting on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park.
In his first in-person news conference since exiting COVID isolation, Adams offered few details on the added cost to the detectors, who will monitor them and where in the system they will be installed.
Last week, the mayor’s office confirmed to Gothamist that Massachusetts-based Evolv Technology was under consideration. The company has developed an advanced detector capable of determining the density and shape alongside its metal composition, allowing their scanners to distinguish guns and bombs from some everyday objects like cellphones.
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Mayor Adams says he is considering three types of metal detectors to be used in the subway system in the wake of last week’s mass shooting on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park.
“We haven’t narrowed in on just one yet,” Adams said.https://t.co/R8qIRIr5tN
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) April 18, 2022
The best-case scenario on this extremely stupid and unworkable idea is also the likeliest one whenever Eric Adams says anything—it is not going to happen, but he thinks it would be neat and is acting like it will. Political scientists call this “Trumping.” https://t.co/fON0XCzfDJ
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) April 18, 2022