FBI Washington
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May 1, 2014

FBI to Conduct Comprehensive Incident Response Exercise

The FBI’s Washington Field Office will conduct training on Friday, May 2, 2014, to simulate a complex terrorist attack in a public venue. The exercise will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to run until 10 a.m. at the Landmark Mall located at 5801 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • What: Field Training Exercise
  • Where: Landmark Mall
    5801 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • When: Friday, May 2, 2014
    7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Note: The exercise is designed to test response protocols and promote preparedness. In 2013, all 56 FBI field offices hosted facilitated discussions and training exercises with law enforcement, public safety, and private sector partners that focused on preparedness, response, and recovery efforts necessary to effectively address the growing incidences of active shooter and mass casualty events.

Every effort has been made to schedule this exercise so as not to interfere with normal mall operations or traffic patterns. During the exercise, the public may see law enforcement activity and is asked to avoid the area.

The exercise was planned with the assistance of the Alexandria Police Department and the Howard Hughes Corporation.