Metro News Release

For immediate release: May 29, 2014

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Metro Transit Police to conduct response exercise Sunday, June 1, at Wiehle-Reston East Station
Drill to prepare responders for new Silver Line

Metro Transit Police, together with local jurisdictions and law-enforcement partners, will conduct a security exercise on Sunday, June 1 at the Wiehle-Reston East Station to test response from multiple agencies to an emergency scenario on the new Silver Line.  

The goal of the exercise is to build coordination and provide an opportunity to practice unified command in preparation for the opening of the Silver Line, which includes a number of jurisdictions who share responsibility for the areas surrounding the five new Metrorail stations.  

In addition to Metro Transit Police, participants in the exercise will include the Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia State Police, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.  The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will provide support.

The exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and take several hours to complete.  During the event, local residents may notice police and emergency personnel in the vicinity of the Wiehle-Reston East Station. Residents are advised that this is only a drill.

This exercise is closed to the public and the media.

News release issued at 11:37 am, May 29, 2014.

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