October 19, 2016 6:30 am
Updated: October 19, 2016 9:34 am

Edmonton police carrying out active shooter training exercise Wednesday

WATCH ABOVE: Our Global 1 news helicopter flew over the Edmonton police active shooter training exercise, which is happening Wednesday at Rogers Place, City Hall, and Commonwealth Stadium.

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Edmonton police are carrying out an active shooter training exercise Wednesday at Rogers Place, City Hall, and Commonwealth Stadium. The exercise started at 5 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m.

The EPS said people will see a heightened security presence in all three areas, with police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs on scene, and may hear loud bangs and shouting. Actors are being used in the scenarios to make them more realistic.

Police are asking people not to call 911, as officers will already be on scene, and to avoid the three areas so the training is not compromised.

For more information, keep an eye on the EPS Twitter and Facebook pages.

Watch Below: About 80 firefighters gathered this summer to get hands-on training for big rig accidents. The two-day session aims to give firefighters confidence so they know what to do when they approach a nasty collision. Julia Wong reports.

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