Coast Guard, city officials to hold active shooter drill

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and local officials are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill at the Port of New Orleans Cruise Terminal from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday.

Residents and community members around the New Orleans cruise terminal should expect large numbers of public safety personnel, equipment, sirens and simulated gunfire. This is a test of staff and equipment and will not pose a threat to the public.

Due to operational considerations, no media will be allowed near the cruise terminal.

Organized by the Coast Guard, this important drill will simulate a full-scale response to a large-scale attack. It will include coordination between the following responding agencies:

  • Coast Guard
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Local and State Offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Port of New Orleans
  • New Orleans Police, Fire, and EMS
  • Local Parish Sherriff’s Offices

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