The training exercise will be held at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City on Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
“The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of Arlington County’s public safety agencies and mall staff in a simulated emergency situation,” ACPD said in a press release.
Training activities will be confined to the interior of the mall and there will be a large number of public safety vehicles in the area surrounding it. They will not use lights or sirens during the exercise.
As a result of the training, pedestrian access to the mall will be restricted after 6 p.m. and parking at the mall will be limited