Naval hospital to hold active shooter drill

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (WAVY/Chopper 10)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth will be conducting an active shooter drill Thursday morning.

“The goal is to make it as realistic as possible, with actual emergency responders participating,” the medical center said on social media. The drill will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Motorists should be aware the main gate on Effingham Street will be closed to traffic for some time at 9 a.m. Patients and visitors should follow staff instructions to evacuate or shelter in place.

The medical center is asking patients and visitors to allow ample time to arrive.

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