The Erie (Ohio) Bureau of Police has acquired a Lenco BearCat armored rescue vehicle for its SWAT officers, using a homeland security grant.

The BearCat stands about 12 feet tall, weighs about 17,000 pounds and can carry 10 officers.

The $201,000 vehicle was funded through a federal grant funneled through the Northwest Pennsylvania Emergency Response Group, a multiagency, regional group dedicated to improving public safety, reports Erica Erwin of the Erie Times News.

Source: Erie Times News

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