Nov. 13, 2019 By Allie Griffin
The NYPD Counterterrorism Division is hosting an active shooter training session next Monday to teach the public what to do if they are ever involved in a mass shooting incident.
Presented with the NYPD Patrol Borough Queens North Community Affairs, the training session will be take place Nov. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there is free parking available on site. Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend.
The NYPD will provide recommendations as to how residents should react in an active shooter situation.
The police department offers three options to choose from in an active shooter situation— run, hide or confront as detailed above. The recommendations follow those of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The NYPD says that it’s important to have a planned escape route before attempting to get out and that confronting the attacker should be the last resort.
More resources including an online course are available on the DHS website.