NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's police commissioner has called the Islamic State terror group a "new reality" in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris.
William Bratton told reporters Monday the militant organization has in some ways surpassed Al-Qaeda in its ability to carry out terror acts on civilians.
He spoke at the roll call of a new counterterrorism unit newly trained with long arms. They're also supposed to quickly respond to active shooter and other violent situations.
Bratton said the terrorists' recent actions have made clear that when they take hostages, they have no intention of negotiating.
That's why he said his officers will respond quickly to any such situation with the intention of taking out the threat.