Thursday, February 9, 2012

SWAT Teams Firing Weapons at Bronco Stadium in Training Exercise

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

If you're walking or driving near Bronco Stadium today [Thursday], yes, there are weapons being fired but local law enforcement assures the public that firearms are only using simulated air munitions.

Boise Police set up for training exercises on the Boise State campus
  • Boise Police set up for training exercises on the Boise State campus.


Boise Police is hosting a multi-agency tactical training exercise in and around the concession concourse on the second level of Bronco Stadium until 5 p.m.. The training, funded through the Department of Homeland Security, is geared to prepare emergency responders to protect "large entertainment/sporting venues." The training area is cordoned off with yellow police caution tape.

Police emergency response vehicles, including a BPD mobile command post, are positioned in the west stadium loading dock. SWAT team members are wearing tactical clothing and equipment, including training firearms.

According to a statement from Boise State, "those in the proximity of Bronco Stadium may hear loud sounds and noises that simulate gunfire during the training."

With gas masks, flack jackets and other SWAT gear, Boise Police ready up for training exercises.
  • With gas masks, flak jackets and other SWAT gear, Boise Police ready up for training exercises.

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