16 Oct '17, 10pm

'Gunmen', 'bombers' raid Changi Airport as agencies simulate response to terror attacks

Led by the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the tenth edition of the exercise involved more than 650 personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and other agencies. Under the watchful gaze of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, officers from the Public Transport Security Command took down the terrorists as the fare gates were flung open to facilitate evacuation. “Exercises such as Northstar 10 Phase 1 allows SPF and other agencies to jointly test and validate the multi-agency emergency response to possible terror attacks,” SPF director operations Assistant Commissioner (AC) How Kwang Hwee said. “The ability to work well with various public and private stakeholders, in this instance the aviation sector, is critical to ensuring an effective response to any attack.” Indeed, the private sector chipped in as SMRT staff provided first aid to ca...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/gunmen-bomb...

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