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Knapsack Holds Up Major New York Security Drill

A major security exercise in New York was shut down for 20 minutes on Sunday when an abandoned knapsack was discovered a few blocks from where the anti-terror drill was being staged. “Operation Transit Safe,” a full-scale exercise involving 21 agencies that tested the city’s response to an explosion in the subway system, resumed after the bomb squad found the knapsack to be harmless, a spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management said. The four-hour drill, coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was staged at the Bowling Green subway station in lower Manhattan and involved more than 500 emergency responders and 200 volunteers acting as victims. Full Story

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