BOSTON (CBS) – The state’s transportation department and the MBTA joined with Boston emergency responders in conducting a mock terror drill at a downtown “T” station on Sunday.
About 100 students pretending to be MBTA commuters ran out of Bowdoin Station, as they were evacuated in a mock terror attack involving two suspects with fake bombs strapped to them.READ MORE: Rage Against The Machine No Longer Performing At Boston Calling 2022
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MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan said this is all about having a unified command.
“We’re here in the City of Boston Plaza on a busy City of Boston street right near the Statehouse and City Hall. We need to understand exactly what’s happening, who’s in charge, how decisions get made, and how to communicate that to the public,” said Mullan.MORE NEWS: Tufts Medical Center Converting Its Children's Hospital Into Adult ICU
The FBI joined state, local, and transit police along with transportation officials and fire and rescue crews in carrying out the drill.