Photo credit: Rory Glaeseman | Falcone, one of the 50 MTA K-9 dogs, sniffs out an odor of explosives with his partner, Sgt. Edward O'Flaherty, during a training exercise in a train car at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Falcone is named for Detective John M. Falcone, of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, who was shot and killed in February 2011. (March 1, 2013)
The MTA is building a $9.5 million facility in Dutchess County to train the growing number of police dogs needed to fight crime in the post-9/11 world, Newsday has learned.
The new training ground -- under construction on 71 acres in East Fishkill -- will be stocked with rail cars, buses and platforms like those at Grand Central Terminal, replicating the environment where the bomb-sniffing...
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