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Heavily armed law enforcement teams will scatter across the Bay Area this weekend

Heavily-armed law enforcement teams will scatter across the Bay Area this weekend

Twenty-seven crack teams will compete in the Urban Shield exercise

Sophia Kazmi
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 10/22/2009 04:46:31 PM PDT
Updated: 10/23/2009 02:11:16 PM PDT

Original Source: here

Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites.

There will be the sound of gunfire and blasts — all part of Urban Shield, one of the biggest domestic terrorism drills in the country. The $1 million, two-day event begins Saturday and will test the training of 27 crack teams from throughout the state, elsewhere in the country and the world.