PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- About 50 first responders, which included Picatinny Arsenal police, fire, EMS and EOD teams participated in a full scale active shooter exercise here Tuesday.
The exercise commenced at 9:33 a.m.; when an active shooter entered an office building and proceeded to shoot employees.
During the course of the exercise, there were 11 simulated victims, six of which were taken to St. Clare's Hospital in Dover as part of the training. Five victim were treated and released at the scene.
Picatinny's Emergency Operations Center was activated, challenging the battle staff on how to respond to various scenarios as they unfolded.
Members of the Picatinny Arsenal Police force killed the active shooter. The active shooter motive was a disgruntled former employee who had been discharged from his job.
Commenting on the training objectives of the exercise, Picatinny Arsenal Garrison Commander Lt. Col Jeffrey Ivey said, "I intend to test a broad spectrum of scenarios that will allow me to determine the full capability of our installation response."
Nearly 20 Picatinny employees participated in the exercise as mock causalities. Picatinny's last active shooter exercise was conducted on Sept. 16, 2015.