Police to Hold ‘Active Shooter’ Training Exercise at Mall

The Arlington County Police Department and other county agencies will be holding an “active shooter” training exercise at the Pentagon City mall Sunday morning.

The exercise will be held from 4:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, and will “assess the response of Arlington County’s public safety agencies in a simulated active shooter emergency incident.”

“The public should be advised that there could potentially be some temporary traffic delays as emergency equipment is positioned,” the police department said in a press release. “There will be a large number of public safety vehicles in the area of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and several parking lots along Army Navy Drive in close proximity to the mall. The exercise participants will not be activating their emergency lights or sirens at any time during the training.”

The mall will be opening for normal shopping hours after the exercise.

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