When Police Drills Go Live? Los Angeles Ontario Airport “October Drill” Almost Identical to November 1st LAX Shooting Scene
By Shawn Helton
November 02, 2013
Almost exactly one month earlier…
Los Angeles Airport Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department took part in an ‘active shooter drill‘ on Saturday, October the 2nd 2013 at L.A./Ontario International Airport.
According to a report by the San Bernardino Sun , written by Doug Saunders, one such shooting scenario had an “armed man” shooting “three people” before officers locked down the scene.
Shockingly this was nearly an identical scene to what unfolded on Friday, November 1st ( All Saints Day) at LAX. A scene in which, one TSA officer was shot and killed, with three others wounded, leaving a total of 7 injured at the Los Angeles International Airport.
OVERKILL, OR JUST A DRILL?
It was an overwhelming display of state security assets. The exercise involved some 3oo police officers to perform an active live drill, a massive fire department presence including dozens vehicles and even more support personnel – along with teams from federal agencies FBI, ATF and DHS.
This should come as no surprise to anyone following some of the recent mass casualty events in the Untied States, such as the Aurora theater, Boston Bombing and Sandy Hook, all of which were said to have had some type of drill prior to the “real-life” event.