SEPTA Undergoes Emergency Drill

By David Chang
|  Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  Updated 10:03 AM EDT
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SEPTA Undergoes Emergency Drill

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It was a chaotic scene at the SEPTA Fairmount Station Sunday morning. But don't worry, it was only a drill.

SEPTA, the city of Philadelphia and first responders underwent an hour-long emergency drill starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Broad Street Line at the Fairmount Station. The drill featured a scenario in which an explosion took place in the subway system with the cause not immediately clear. Both SEPTA and city-wide emergency personnel were activated.

The exercise tested "plans for a coordinated response to an emergency incident, including a terrorist attack,” according to a SEPTA official.

The drill also featured practices for investigating unattended or suspicious bags and packages. More than 100 volunteers played the roles of victims.

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