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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport To Be Scene Of Fake Assault. Real Shooting Left Five Dead In 2017.



BROWARD COUNTY, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — If you are heading into or out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport overnight, prepare for what may appear to be a shocking scene. A fake — yet real looking — mass casualty incident will be taking place from 11 p.m. through 3 a.m. It’s a drill for multiple local, state, and federal agencies. The drill will take place in Terminal 1. We note a real mass shooting in Terminal 2 left five dead in 2017.

Airport administration issued this advisory:

Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), in collaboration with a variety of airport stakeholders, will be conducting a full-scale active threat training exercise from 11PM on Thursday, June 23, 2022, through 3AM on Friday, June 24. The “Operation Nightingale” drill is scheduled to occur mainly inside Terminal 1’s Concourse A and a portion of the Rental Car Center, but will also involve the staging of police, fire rescue, and medical transport vehicles in exterior areas of FLL, including along the terminal curbside, airfield, and perimeter roadways.  

During the FEMA-compliant mass-casualty exercise, there will be fictional but realistic scenarios with live “simunition” gunfire as law enforcement personnel engage with multiple assailants (actors). A cordoned-off area of Concourse A will be filled with volunteers acting in a range of roles at designated gates, passenger-waiting areas, and/or outside of airport shops and restaurants to create as realistic scenes as possible.




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