Local authorities to conduct mall attack response training
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local authorities will conduct a training exercise simulating an attack on a busy mall on Wednesday night.
The training exercise will take place at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and at Town Square, both on Las Vegas Boulevard South, beginning at 11 p.m. and ending at about 12:30 a.m.
Metro police officers, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and local fire department personnel will all participate in the exercise.
It's known as Multi Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities or MACTAC training.
The goal of the exercise is to test how multiple law enforcement agencies and medical personnel can work in unison to access an attack site, treat patients and evacuate the premises.
Planning for the exercise began back in February.