Washington D.C. To Hold Massive "Coordinated Terror Attack" Drill This Wednesday

Tyler Durden's picture

April 26th is shaping up to be a busy day.

As we reported on Friday, that's when Operation Gotham Shield, an exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies and which simulates a nuclear bomb blast over Manhattan, is set to conclude.

Then, as we learned earlier, April 26 is also when the entire Senate will be briefed by Donald Trump and his four top defense and military officials on the situation in North Korea at the White House, an event which Reuters dubbed as "unusual."

April 26 is also when the USS Carl Vinson is expected to finally arrive off the coast of the Korean Penninsula.

Now, in a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the regional association reports that "law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on April 26 designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region."

The statement adds that emergency managers who work together at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) planned the exercise to help protect residents by preparing for an attack involving multiple target locations and teams of perpetrators.

The exercise will be conducted across a widespread geographical area. According to the release, the regional exercise will be staged at six sites in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, and will involve hundreds of police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and volunteer actors.

The locations include neighborhoods in the northeast and southeast quadrants of the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, and Arlington and Fairfax Counties.  Residents in those neighborhoods will be notified ahead of time to expect the exercise.

According to Scott Boggs, Managing Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety at COG, “Law enforcement officials practice and exercise their skills on their own regularly because that’s the best way to ensure we are always ready to respond quickly and professionally. On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties.  However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.

The is scheduled to take place near or at George Mason University, and last from 8;30am until 4:30pm.

The statement also advises that the only media availability will be in a one hour block before the exercise, from 7:30am - 8:30am on April 26.

Full statement below (link).

Full-scale exercise focused on preparing for complex terror attacks to include National Capital Region first responders, emergency managers

 

Law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on April 26 designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region.

 

Emergency managers who work together at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) planned the exercise to help protect residents by preparing for an attack involving multiple target locations and teams of perpetrators.

 

The regional exercise will be staged at six sites in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, and will involve hundreds of police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and volunteer actors. The locations include neighborhoods in the northeast and southeast quadrants of the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, and Arlington and Fairfax Counties.  Residents in those neighborhoods will be notified ahead of time to expect the exercise.

 

“Law enforcement officials practice and exercise their skills on their own regularly because that’s the best way to ensure we are always ready to respond quickly and professionally,” said Scott Boggs, Managing Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety at COG. “On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties.  However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.”

 

MEDIA AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO EXERCISE ONLY (see details below)

 

WHEN: Wednesday April 26, 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

 

WHERE: Maryland National Capital Park Police Headquarters, 8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

 

Contact: Jeanne Saddler
Phone: (202) 962-3250
Email: jsaddler@mwcog.org

h/t: @stockboardasset

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SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

"Incoming...!"

We can only hope.

fauxhammer's picture

These drills can be very important.

How much worse might 911 have turned out had a major drill not been, by pure luck, already in progress?

Oh, and Boston Marathon, too.

Truther's picture

The same day all 100 Senator assholes are called in to the WH for a very.... I say Very..... Important Kim Dong briefing.

 

bobbbny's picture

On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties.  However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.

Unlike all the other ones. 

Actors posing as casualties?

No way.

fleur de lis's picture

Well this is an ominous sign.

The last few times they held terror drills the bill came due.

Big time.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Also, Vandenberg AFB is scheduled to launch an unarmed Minuteman in the early hours of Wed morning

Never One Roach's picture

Why don't they start their practice controlling the 200 thugs at Berkley?

fleur de lis's picture

Because the thugs are  their spawn.

The spoiled  baby thugs are at University learning how to add and subtract before they get their cushy jobs telling everybody else what to do.

winged's picture

God forbid they look there and find a nuclear bomb as well, waiting to be detonated and blamed on Iran.

fleur de lis's picture

Don't put ideas into their psychotic heads.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

You all should see yourselves. 

Remember Jade Helm, and OMFG closed Wal-Marts have secret tunnels for the FEMA CAMPS!  

Absolutely nothing happens.  Some of you guys are worse than William Mount. 

fleur de lis's picture

We are trapped in a matix of treason,

Until the vermin overplay thier hand and lose control we are stuck with them.

The Gun Is Good's picture

Nuke the swamp?

(Maybe Robbie "Giggles" Parker will lose another child....)

fleur de lis's picture

They should look at the Langley cesspool first.

 

 

fleur de lis's picture

Hopefully they point it in the general direction of the DC swamp.

Trucker Glock's picture

Cop Shoots Unarmed Minuteman as He Tries to Flee by Jetpack

new game's picture

heavy dose of fear for some mental conditioning...

under the bed and huging another snowflake in fetal position with lights on.

berkley briefing: under desk with sissors ready to defend against deplorable types.

swamp gov.org is overflowing...

i call all bullshit for mental conditioning for the sheeple to fear n.kor, iran & russia.\

conditioning for next stage of  empire overreach.

mcarthy would be proud...

fleur de lis's picture

Black Ops waterboys are really such pansies.

DeathingerStar's picture

Yeah. Soon we will have Keifer Sutherland as president... and the world will be a beautiful place... as long as that hot FBI agent comes with him...

DeathingerStar's picture

Of Course, but he's still the only reason to watch designated survivor. He was born in the UK and that gives him British citizenship too. He's been a USA dweller for 33 years and is qualified by birth. Just ask Obama. :)

lakecity55's picture

That's OK. Bath House was Kenyan.

 

HRClinton's picture

Will our Congress also get 'fired', like in the show?

Would it really make a difference? 

DeathingerStar's picture

I wish many their comeuppance, but I'd rather they get a fair trial... 

booboo's picture

"The same day all 100 Senator assholes are called in to the WH for a very.... I say Very..... Important Kim Dong briefing."

From deep inside their West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain FEMA Bunker

 

cheech_wizard's picture

What a perfect time to declare the dictatorship, and eliminate 100 assholes in the process.

Standard Disclaimer: Long live King Donald the 1st.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

So who is the designated survivor?

Maxine Waters Camacho?

detached.amusement's picture

you forgot sandy hook

oh wait, that was just the minor training going on one town over....and nevermind fema beating everyone to the scene...

IronSights on'um's picture

And sandyhook...and the Brussels subway bombing...and

Pandrasus's picture

I did not know that there was a drill being carried out at the time of the Boston Marathon. 

(shiver)

SoDamnMad's picture

"Everyone Musct Check In"  sign from Sandy Hook

Buck Johnson's picture

Exactly, gee I'm sure nothing will go wrong?  Also with those senators meeting that same day (all of them) at the whitehouse it's not for a photo op.  They are going to be told what he is about to do (the president).

 

 

 

baghead's picture

True.that "drill" tomorrow,is actually a way of preparing those cities for an actual attack,without panicking anybody.too many co-incidences lining up...

lakecity55's picture

"Boom!"
"I thought you guys said it was a fake bomb!"

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

Drill baby drill...this won't hurt a bit. 

Lost in translation's picture

I'd like to pick up some extra FedBux as a Crisis Actor.

Where do I sign up?

Casey Jones's picture

I take your point. Where do they find these people anyway? It's fascinating to think about what these perpetrators can do with unlimited funds available. How many people out of 10 on the street would take an offer of $1 million to pull some shit like that or even play dead and disappear? It's surreal as hell to think about, but clearly these kind of negotiations are happening.