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First responders tested by feds at Farm Show Complex

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Department of Defense is testing the response capabilities of Pennsylvania's first responders at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg today.

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania National Guard, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and others are participating in the exercise, which is meant to train and evaluate first responders.

The hypothetical situation begins with a large number of people attending an event at the Farm Show Complex. A suspicious vehicle with three people is then spotted and local police are brought in.

The SERT team and the Pennsylvania National Guard are called in once a suspected anthrax lab is found inside.

The drill will go on for most of the day.

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