NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard and local officials
are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill at the Port of New Orleans Cruise
Terminal from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday.
Residents and community members around the New
Orleans cruise terminal should expect large numbers of public safety personnel,
equipment, sirens and simulated gunfire. This is a test of staff and equipment
and will not pose a threat to the public.
Due to operational considerations, no media will
be allowed near the cruise terminal.
Organized by the Coast Guard, this important drill
will simulate a full-scale response to a large-scale attack. It will include
coordination between the following responding agencies:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Customs and Border Protection
Louisiana State Police
Local and State Offices of Homeland Security and Emergency
Port of New Orleans
New Orleans Police, Fire, and EMS
Local Parish Sherriff’s Offices