More than 100 agencies from several different jurisdictions are taking part in a terrorism attack drill on Friday, the largest ever performed in Denver. The mock terror drill, Operation Mountain Guardian, will simulate four coordinated terrorist attacks in the Denver metro area, according to Fox31. Operation Mountain Guardian is modeled after the tragic Mumbai, India terrorist incident from Nov., 2008.
According to 7News, the drill will be conducted in 10 different locations around the Denver metro area including:
- Park Meadows Mall
- Smedley Elementary School
- Denver Union Station
- Community College of Aurora (Lowry Campus)
- Denver International Airport
- Sky Ridge Medical Center
- University of Colorado Hospital
- Catholic Charities (NW Denver)
- Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver metro residents need not be alarmed by the test of regional response during a terrorist-driven catastrophic scenario which will include simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other emergency response sights and sounds throughout the day, CBSDenver reports.
However, it may be difficult to remember that this is just a practice, as Westword reports that the "victims" will even be adorned with fake blood and wounds.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said to CBSDenver that there is no immediate concern about terrorism in the Denver metro area, this is just a test of preparedness.
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