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Aurora police work on drills for hostage, shooter situations

Aurora police work on drills for hostage, shooter situations

Members of the Aurora Police Department Special Response Team were put through their paces Wednesday during two training sessions in Aurora. The first took place between 3 and 5 p.m. at the former Lincoln Elementary School building at 641 S. Lake St., and was followed from 6 to 9 p.m. with a session at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 S. Broadway. The training was led by Aurora Police Officer Mike Abbs, who said that teams from the Kane County Sheriff's Department as well as the Naperville Police SWAT team joined in the exercise. "We have about 25 to 30 people here (Wednesday), which is pretty much ideal, but we could have done this with about 10 if we had to," Abbs...

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