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Authorities Hold Emergency Training In Queens

NYPD Helicopter (FILE/Getty Images)

NYPD Helicopter (FILE/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It’s been a weekend of training for the NYPD and several other agencies in our area, preparing for any kind of  emergency.

Several hundred took part in one at Long Island City Sunday morning. Over 900 personnel from City agencies, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency, the American Red Cross in Greater New York and various volunteer organizations participated in the exercise.

All streets along North-Queens Plaza South, East-Jackson Avenue, South-47th Avenue and West-Vernon Blouvard/10th Street were closed until 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 7-train had normal service between Manhattan and Long Island City. The E train was rerouted via the F line, stopping at 21st street – Queens Bridge.

There was no service to Court Square or 21st street St. Van Alst.

The N and R trains were operating with normal service to Queens Borough Plaza.

At Grand Central Saturday, a mock accident was staged, testing the response to a mass casualty event in the transportation hub.

And at Newark Liberty Airport, a similar scene crews responding to a simulated incident requiring quick thinking and fast action.