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Hospital to host ‘active shooter training’

The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, the Abbeville Police Department and the Abbeville Area Medical Center will join forces to put on an active shooter training for the hospital facilities at AAMC on the morning of Thursday, August 5, according to Captain Patrick Thompson of the Sheriff’s Office.

When people see blue lights flashing and law enforcement vehicles gathered at the hospital, "we’re just training,” said Thompson.

This is the first year the Sheriff’s Office has assisted with the exercise, he said.

The training probably will become an annual event, he said.

“We’re going to use law enforcement as the role players,” he said.

AAMC will still be operating during this time for emergency care, so people with medical concerns should not be discouraged from coming, he said.

For more information, one may call the Sheriff’s Office at 446-6000, or the hospital at 366-5011.

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