Early-Morning Terror Training Drill Held In Downtown New York City Subway Station

More than 1,000 emergency workers swarmed a Lower Manhattan subway station this morning as part of a terror training drill.

The exercise was part of the city's ongoing terror-response preparations in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

First responders from the New York Police and Fire Departments, Office of Emergency Management, MTA, and FBI all took part in the exercise.

The drill was scheduled for early this morning in order to keep subway disruptions on the 4 and 5 lines to a minimum.

The OEM coordinated the exercise, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was also in attendance.

At one point the drill was interrupted when a real-life suspicious package was discovered a few blocks away. Crews from the exercise were set to respond, but the package was properly identified within a few minutes.

The last full-scale drill was held at Shea Stadium in March.

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