Philadelphia Police Department

Massive Police Drill in Downtown Philly

There was a large police presence near Independence Mall Wednesday evening. But don't worry. It was only a drill. 

Local emergency responders joined the Philadelphia Police Department for a training drill that started at 5 p.m. and lasted 9 p.m. in the area of 6th and Market streets in downtown Philly.

Police asked the media to notify the public so that they weren't alarmed by the public exercise.


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“This is indeed a drill,” said a news release from police.

SkyForce10 captured several police vehicles in the area as the exercise took place.

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