Airport Terror Drill in Boston Revealed Flaws


An anti-terrorism drill at Logan International Airport in Boston revealed flaws in law-enforcement’s ability to respond to an attack, according to a newly released report. On June 4, a team of federal, state and local law-enforcement officials gathered at Logan for a simulated hijacking of a commercial jet. A report analyzing the outcome of “Operation Atlas” found that the agencies’ response was lacking in some areas, reports the Associated Press.

Ambulances were slow to respond to the simulated threat due to tight security restrictions around Logan and confusion over who was in charge, the 39-page report concluded. Poor communication between state and local police and mismatched computer programs also hampered law-enforcement’s response.


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