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Simulated gunfire as police, first responders, stage training exercise at SFU

06/04/2014 11:19 EDT | Updated 08/04/2014 05:59 EDT
BURNABY, B.C. - What sounds like gunfire could be heard at the Burnaby, B.C., campus of Simon Fraser University today, but RCMP say no one should be alarmed.

They say the simulated gunfire is part of a training exercise.

The scenario is designed to test communication, emergency plans and police response to a potential emergency.

Several RCMP units are taking part, along with BC Ambulance, Burnaby Fire Department and officials from SFU.

The exercise begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up by 1 p.m.

A section of University Drive northwest of the academic quadrangle will be closed during the exercise.