NYPD, other departments hold active shooter drill in Brooklyn

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Hundreds of NYPD, FDNY take part in anti-terror drill in Brooklyn
Kemberly Richardson has more.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The NYPD and FDNY staged a drill Sunday morning to simulate a scenario of an active shooting on a school campus.

First responders carried out the drill at Goldstein High School on the Kingsborough Community College campus in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn.

It was held for local agencies to fine-tune their response to an actual shooter situation.

The drill is made to seem as realistic as possible with casualties, gunfire, and emergency responders rappelling into the school.

It brings together various units of the NYPD, including the Emergency Services Unit, the Strategic Response Group, and the Critical Response Command, which only work together in active terror situations.

The drill is coordinated by the NYPD, FDNY, Homeland Security and the Office of Emergency Management.

One of the drills included a simulated drone attack with cyanide and two NYPD officers injured.

The last such drill was in December at a Manhattan subway station.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday's event was the 9th full-scale active shooter exercise for the NYPD since the beginning of 2014.