Goats Slip Past Security Fence
This security issue is a huge concern to many others: intruders managed to slip past a security fence near New York City bridge. I really wonder how someone or something just slip past a heavily guarded transportation site.
It turned out that the trespassers were goats. The goats managed to slip through security without setting off any alarms of sensors. The goats were spotted by a bridge guard, and were put back in their pen at Fort Wadsworth.
According to officials, the dozen goats — or, as the Daily News described them, "weapons of grass destruction" — managed to slip under a metal fence separating the fort from bridge property, without setting off electronic alarms or sensors installed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to guard against intruders.
These goats, which escaped two weeks ago, are brought down yearly from a farm near Rhinebeck, NY. These goats were fittingly "weapons of grass destruction", since they were imported by the National Park Service to clean up poison ivy and other unwanted weeds at historic Fort Wadsworth.
The MTA Bridge and Tunnel Division said that there was no security breach in a statement, but who will believe that?
In a statement, the MTA's Bridge and Tunnel Division said the fence was not actually part of the bridge protection system. Because the animals did not get past a second, more formidable fence, the agency said, "there was no security breach" affecting the bridge that spans New York harbor between Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Honestly, if it's that easy to slip pass security, we would all be in danger. What if it weren't goats in this incident, but suicide bombers? Would that still make it a "whoops they got past us but there's still no security breach" incident?
Not to be a worrywart, but should we be concerned about this?
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