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Huntington Police To Purchase Armored Vehicle

Reported: Feb. 21, 2014 11:19 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 21, 2014 11:40 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Tiersa Davis)-- The Huntington Police Department will soon be furnished with a new armored vehicle after they were awarded a state grant.

The police department's SWAT team will utilize the LENCO Bearcat vehicle with a grant from the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, according to a news release from the city of Huntington. The vehicle can carry 10 people and will be used in high-risk operations such as hostage-rescue and mass casualty situations.

The grant is for $266,000 and the cost of the vehicle is $279,130, leaving the police department to cover the balance. Huntington City Council will vote on the acceptance of the grant at the next meeting on Monday.

--City of Huntington Photo.



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