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Authorities train for 'active shooter'

POSTED: February 27, 2017 10:08 a.m.

Law enforcement officers at Friday’s “active shooter” scenario at Fort Stewart.

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A gun-wielding man wreaked havoc at the Army Education Center Thursday morning, running through the lobby and shooting everyone he saw.

Authorities moved in swiftly to stop the shooter and tended to the wounded people afterwards/

Through it all, no one was killed or injured.

The scene unfolded as part of an active shooter training exercise providing law enforcement, military police and emergency responders a hands-on approach in planning their responses to the scenario.

First Lt. Trevor Jenkins with Fort Stewart Emergency Services said they’ve worked on planning out the exercise for the past two months.

"And we’ve done previous exercises at different locations for the past couple of years," he said. "It is extremely important, especially an active shooter (scenario) because of the current times we are in. We want our military police, our soldiers, our DACP (Department of the Army) civilian (Police) to get hands on experience."

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Hinesville Police Department, Liberty County and Fort Stewart EMS, Liberty County Office of Emergency Management and the Hinesville and Fort Stewart Fire Departments were all deployed to respond and assist the MPs and DACPs.

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