Fargo city employees to take part in violent intruder exercise

Photo by: City of Fargo - Facebook
Photo by: City of Fargo - Facebook

(Fargo, ND) -- The City of Fargo, Fargo Police Department and Fargo Fire Department will conduct a violent intruder exercise on Wednesday.

The training simulation is scheduled to occur between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Fargo City Hall. The event has been discussed and planned for several months, and is not in response to any threats, intelligence or heightened security concerns.

The exercise is designed to be a realistic active shooter scenario to put into place security, sheltering and evacuation plans. As a result, there will be no access to City Hall during this event. Members of the community should be aware that real-life sights and sounds may be seen and heard in the area of City Hall during the exercise with a variety of emergency response vehicles in the area.

City Hall will be closed to the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday, and telephone calls will not be answered. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday.

Public safety services will continue to be offered during this training exercise and residents should continue to report emergencies by dialing 9-1-1.