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NYPD’s Strategic Response Group ramping up for potential post-election riots

Fearing riots after Tuesday’s election, New Yorkers are on edge — and that includes the NYPD.

While Manhattan shopkeepers board up their businesses, the NYPD’s elite Strategic Response Group has been amping up tactical training for weeks now in anticipation of possible violence and unrest.

Their secret weapon is their bike squad, and the two-wheeled cops are deadly serious in their drilling.

They hurtle down the steep, forbidding 138 steps of the so-called “Joker” staircase in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, not far from SRG headquarters, in order to make sure they can handle their Trek bikes like BMX champs in the middle of a riot.

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