- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) - The FBI and local agencies have done a training exercise at Washington Square Mall that simulated a terrorist attack.

The FBI said it was a part of a national effort called the “Complex Mall Attack Initiative.”

The agency said Thursday in a statement the overnight exercise included dozens of role players acting as “bystanders, hostages, victims, and bad guys.”

Local police and firefighters trained in emergency response, while federal agents practiced skills in tactics, explosives, evidence collection and hostage negotiation.

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