Anti-Terror Drills Held in Taipei Ahead of Summer Universiade

[Cover Picture: United Daily News]

An anti-terror exercise held in Taipei this afternoon, March 27, saw civilian and military police co-ordinate against a simulated terror attack involving explosives hidden in a sports stadium, and a hostage situation on a bus.

The exercise was a rehearsal, or dummy run for an anti-terror drill to be held at 2:30pm, March 30, which will be attended by President Tsai Ing-wen.

The exercises are being held in preparation for the 2017 Summer Universiade to be held in Taipei from August 19-30.

The exercise featured a simulated hostage situation involving athletes being held hostage on a bus and explosives found during the opening ceremony. During the exercise a military police team rappelled from a Black Hawk helicopter.

black hawk military helicopter in Taiwan anti-terror drill
A Black Hawk helicopter drops military police into the scene of a simulated terror attack during an anti-terror exercise in Taipei City March 27, 2017. Picture: United Daily News.
SWAT team Taiwan subdues suspected terrorist in simulated anti-terror drill
A SWAT team is seen subduing a man during an anti-terror exercise that saw a simulated hostage situation on a bus. Picture: United Daily News.
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