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Police train for active shooter situation at Jonesboro hospital

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

An active shooter training simulation took place at St. Bernards hospital Tuesday.

Jonesboro Police officers responded to the scene looking for an armed suspect with victims down.

Both the hospital staff and Jonesboro police said this type of training is beneficial to everyone.

“Giving your first responders the opportunity inside these facilities and to work with the personnel from those facilities and get to know each other is a win-win for everybody,” Sgt. Royce Smith with JPD said. “It's a great working opportunity to work together.”

Tuesday's exercise took place in conjunction with the Northeast Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Coalition.

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