People around Cal State Long Beach may hear simulated gunfire during an active-shooter response training at the campus on Friday, Aug. 9, between 9 and 11 a.m., officials warned.
The training will bring together multiple agencies, including the University Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center.
Similar to a recent training at Long Beach City College, there will be staged victims with fake blood and injuries, a news release said. Officers will also use non-lethal training ammunition that will sounds like cap guns.
“If in the area, do not be alarmed or call the police,” officials said. “As the campus prepares for a new school year, University Police is taking a proactive approach to increase the safety of all students, faculty and staff.”
The training will primarily be focused in and around the University Student Union, which will be closed to the public until about 11 a.m.
There will also be activity along the west campus turnaround and the north lawn of the student union. Areas will be marked with caution tape, signage or uniformed personnel, police said.
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