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Coast Guard, city officials to hold active shooter drill
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:
· Coast Guard
· Federal Bureau of Investigation
· Customs and Border Protection
· Louisiana State Police
· Local and State Offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
· Port of New Orleans
· New Orleans Police, Fire, and EMS
· Local Parish Sherriff’s Offices