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Pentagon City Mall to Hold Active Shooter Exercise This Weekend

by Adrian Cruz June 23, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

Long line for Garrett Popcorn Shop in Pentagon City MallIn the wake of the tragic events in Orlando, police are holding an active shooter training exercise in one of the most consistently crowded places in Arlington.

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

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