‘Active Threat Exercise’ to be conducted at Lincoln Park Zoo Monday

CHICAGO - MAY 16: A couple skates toward an entrance to Lincoln Park Zoo May 16, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Authorities are investigating the recent deaths at the zoo of three endangered Francois langur monkeys as another endangered monkey is currently in quarantine. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CHICAGO —An Active Threat Exercise will take place at Lincoln Park Zoo Monday, according to Chicago police.

The joint training exercise will take place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will involve the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management and Communications and Lincoln Park Zoo.

Police said the exercise “will simulate an active threat incident occurring at Lincoln Park Zoo.”

According to a community alert, the immediate area will involve a large presence of emergency personnel and vehicles, as well as simulated injuries and gunfire throughout the event.

Anyone with questions can call the 18th District at (312) 742-5778

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