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La. Guard plans anti-terrorism exercise

4 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, September 24 2014 Sep 24, 2014 September 24, 2014 10:22 AM September 24, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana Army National Guard announced plans Wednesday to hold an anti-terrorism drill later this week at their armory in Plaquemine.

A Guard spokesperson said the exercise on Sept. 25 would include active shooter training and take place from 8 a.m. to noon. The goal would be to train all agencies to deter, stop, or mitigate a terror attack according to Department of Defense guidelines.

The spokesperson said multiple agencies would take part in the exercise, including state and local police, the parish sheriff's office and fire department, Acadian Ambulance, and the parish Emergency Operation Center.

The drill is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, and the Guard said the public should be aware that it's just an exercise.


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