The NYPD issued a 27-page booklet called "Best Practices for Nightlife Establishments" to teach operators how to spot possible terrorists.
The NYPD's updated guide to bolstering the safety of city nightclubs offers tips on how to spot patrons who are bombed - as well as those carrying bombs.
The 27-page booklet, titled "Best Practices for Nightlife Establishments," advises owners to be cautious about nervous customers who are sweating profusely and with "bulging veins in the neck."
"Counter-terrorism security plans should include training for all staff in the detection of possible suicide bombers," the guide, released Monday, says.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly insisted the guide, produced in conjunction with the New York Nightlife Association, is not meant to "alarm, but to help owners and operators craft effective strategies for terrorism prevention and preparedness."
On how to spot would-be terrorists, the guide recommends being alert to people with "visible wires and tape" protruding from their clothing and "individuals who are obviously disguised."
Nightclub workers should also be aware of people casing establishments by photographing or videotaping.
"Be on the lookout for people with suspicious bags and identical bags being carried by several individuals," the guide suggests.
The booklet also has plenty of tips on how to spot plastered patrons, advising they're usually the ones with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes who appear "sick, confused, abusive, profane, antagonistic or incoherent."
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