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April 17, 2013

Town holds lockdown drill Tuesday

Tonawanda News — Town holds lockdown drill Tuesday

TOWN OF TONAWANDA — The Town of Tonawanda Police Department practiced a lockdown drill, Lt. Nick Bado said Tuesday morning.

“With the events in Boston, the chief thought it would be a good idea to put a restricted access plan in effect,” Bado said. “It is a drill.”

Vehicular entrances were blocked off by police vehicles, but there was one entrance point left open off of Bayard Avenue.

“Some officers are out there for a checkpoint, and there is a coned-off area for pedestrians to be interviewed before being allowed to continue onto the property and into the building,” Bado said.

The full scale shutdown was in effect until 9 a.m., and a partial shutdown was in effect for the rest of the day. During the partial shutdown, pedestrians were allowed to come and go as they pleased to the east of the building and checkpoints were set up in front of the building.

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