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Active shooter exercise to be conducted today at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads-Portsmouth Annex will be conducting an active shooter exercise Friday morning.

The drill will be conducted along with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, NSA Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Police and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Rescue.

Officials say the exercise is designed to give first responders and hospital command training on rapid response to an active shooter.

"This exercise is a vital component to our mission preparation and will help ensure that our Security Force is ready to respond to a threat at any given time," said Capt. Jack Freeman, Commanding Officer of NSA Hampton Roads.

The exercise will be conducted starting at 9 a.m.

Officials say people may notice ambulances, fire trucks and patrol cars at the hospital emergency room entrance and around Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads-Portsmouth Annex during the exercise.


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