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LOOK: MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:19 AM April 04, 2019
LOOK: MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

Members of the Manila Police District simulate a response to a “bomb attack” outside the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros during security exercises on Thursday, April 4, 2019, for the Holy Week. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Police District on Thursday conducted bomb and active shooting simulation exercises in Intramuros, Manila, to ensure public safety for this year’s Holy Week commemoration.

The first scenario was a bomb detonated in front of the Manila Cathedral which “injured” several church attendees.

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The second scenario showed a lone gunman shooting churchgoers at the San Agustin Church.

MPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Manila Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) responded to the scene.

The exercises lasted for almost an hour. /cbb

MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

An armed policeman stands guard outside the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros during security exercises on Thursday, April 4, 2019, for the Holy Week. INQUIRER.NET / RYAN LEAGOGO

MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

Police and medical first responders tend to the “injured” following a “bombing” outside the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros during security exercises on Thursday, April 4, 2019, for the Holy Week. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

Members of the Manila Police District respond to an “active shooter” in Intramuros during security exercises on Thursday, April 4, 2019, for the Holy Week. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

MPD simulates shooting, bombing for Holy Week security

Firefighters participate in the security in Intramuros during security exercises on Thursday, April 4, 2019, for the Holy Week. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

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