BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police, along with several other agencies, held a terror attack simulation at Fenway Park Sunday.
The training taking on a new meaning, with the deadly attack in Orlando happening just hours earlier.
Boston leaders immediately offered assistance to Orlando in the wake of the nightclub massacre.
“The Mayor reached out quickly to the Mayor of Orlando,” Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said.
Boston’s law enforcement agencies are no stranger to acts of terror.
Since the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, the city has had 200 active shooter drills.
Monday’s simulation at Fenway Park is believed to be the first in the nation of its kind.
“It gives us the ability to test a major league stadium which hasn’t been done anywhere else,” Commissioner Evans said.
Hundreds of volunteers helped a team of law enforcement agencies. They brought out the dogs to sniff out explosive materials, and robots to sift through potential hazards.
“We’ve seen what happened in Paris and across the country and that’s what this training is about,” Evans said.
But the anti-terrorism plan goes beyond drills. The city is stepping up security at gay clubs and pride events to make sure every citizen feels protected.
“This is gay pride weekend, we had a great event yesterday and we have several today and quite honestly, we’re going to make sure they’re safe and we’re going to step up our police presence in and around any type of event,” Evans said.
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