Suspicious package at KV airport part of TSA drill
Posted Sep 22, 2011
Kirksville, Mo. —
A 911 call Wednesday afternoon of a suspicious package at the Kirksville Regional Airport ended up being a training exercise to test the security response both at the airport and from the Kirksville Police Department.
Airport Director David Hall said the Transportation Security Administration staff and supervisor at the airport had recently completed bomb-threat related training and the call was made to gauge the airport and police response during an emergency situation.
Hall said police officers responded within the expected amount of time with the appropriate officers and bomb-response materials.
KPD Sgt. Steve Farnsworth said officers responded correctly and the department passed “with flying colors.”
TSA and KPD operate a contract and grant funding with the agreement for assistance during an emergency.
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