Tokyo – Metro police stage counterterrorism drill for Olympics

Sep 12, 2013

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Olympic bomb squad: Members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department wearing special suits attempt Thursday to remove an unidentified object during a counterterrorism drill in the Harumi district in Chuo Ward, close to where the Olympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Games is expected to be built. About 50 residents and police officers participated in the drill, the first in a series of exercises the metropolitan police is planning to hold during the lead-up to the Olympics. | KYODO

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department held a counterterrorism drill Thursday as part of measures to protect the Olympic village to be built for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

About 50 people, including private security guards, took part in the drill in the Harumi district of Chuo Ward along Tokyo Bay, where the Olympic village is planned to be built. Much of it consists of landfill.

A neighboring commercial complex just a kilometer away that draws more than 20,000 office workers during weekdays, was also involved in the drill.

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