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Active shooter response is focus of LA National Guard training

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Army National Guard is holding an annual anti-terrorism exercise.

The exercise began at 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Barracks on St. Claude Avenue in accordance with the Department of Defense Police.

The National Guard stresses that this is an exercise and the public should not be alarmed.

The Louisiana National Guard is training with New Orleans Police and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office on a multi-agency response to an active shooter.

Soldiers and police will respond as if there's an active shooter on base, along with victims. The agencies do this at least once a year as required by the Department of Defense to keep up their skills and improve upon what's been learned in the past.

While this training has been planned for months, the situation became very real early this week on base at Fort Lee.

Soldiers also look at other attacks on military basis to see what worked and what didn't. There will be police activity around the St. Claude Entrance to Jackson Barracks throughout the day.

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