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05/16/03

Terror Training Drill

Law enforcement agencies in Chatham County were involved in a training exercise overnight at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. Personnel gathered early today on the airport grounds. Then, about 2am, they moved out. Information was given to each department as they worked to resolve a mock hostage and terrorist attack.

Agencies involved were the Airport and Savannah Police Departments, Savannah Fire/Haz Mat Team, Chatham County Police, Sheriff's Department and K-9 Team, FBI, NTSB and Continental Airlines.

WTOC was not allowed to videotape any of the actual exercise. The drill is an annual requirement under federal security regulations.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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