Danger Room: Aurora Police Trained for Major Shooting Spree


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Mock terrorists during “Operation Mountain Guardian” in September, 2011. Photo: Denver Urban Area Security Initiative


The exercise has largely been forgotten outside of local law enforcement circles. Until Wednesday morning. During testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provided a momentary reminder.

“One of the things we have been doing is doing a lot of training around the country on how to respond to different types of terrorist — potential attacks,” Napolitano said. “One of the scenarios we had been training across the country for is something along the lines of a Mumbai-style attack, where you have multiple shooters organized, and we had actually coincidentally just done that training in Colorado.”

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