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September 18, 2013

U.S., Canadian law enforcement agencies drill on the Rainbow Bridge

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Niagara Gazette — Later in the morning, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad robot blew up the backpack out on the bridge. 

“It’s good to go through an exercise like this every couple of years,” Bennett said. “It lets us make sure our communication and collaboration is where it needs to be.”

Kok agreed with that assessment. 

“If this had been the real thing, we would have deployed our Emergency Response Team in support,” he said. “And we would have secured the area around the bridge and kept traffic and people away.”

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