Metro to simulate shooting at Friendship Heights
Metro will hold the first of three planned emergency response exercises on Wednesday and Thursday at the Friendship Heights rail station.
The exercise will involve a report of gunfire between two shooters in the station, with multiple passengers injured or killed.
Metro's Transit Police Department will respond to the simulated incident, along with police, fire and emergency medical personnel from the District and Montgomery County, and the FBI.
The exercise will take place after the station closes at midnight. Residents in the area should expect to see police, fire and other emergency officials near the Friendship Heights station and bus loop between 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.
Metro staged an anti-terrorism exercise on Feb. 2 during a morning's rush hour. About 50 officers -- some toting M-4 rifles and others guiding bomb-sniffing dogs -- took up position in Union Station.
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| February 22, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation
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