An active shooter drill closes Wegmans

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The Wegmans Store on Mt. Read Blvd is closed off while officers and first responders conduct an active shooter drill. 

To many, Wegmans is a place to mingle and to take visitors and for most it’s comfortable.

To drive home the point, that an active shooter can be anywhere, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn is having his team create a life-like mock scenario involving an active shooter. 

“It should look very realistic. we are going to have safety officers out there to make sure people realize its a training scenario and not an active situation.  ”  O’Flynn said. 

Earlier this year a similar training ws done at the JCC of Rochester. O’Flynn tells News 8, he wants to make sure they have the right systems in place. 

“We’ve worked on active shooter work with our SWAT team to make sure everybody knows what to expect from each other when a situation occurs.”  O’Flynn said. 

Over forty percent of active shooter incidents in teh United States between 2000 and 2015 occur in areas of commerce. 
“If they see something here that it is a training exercise but any other time if you see something like this we want you to call.  ” O’Flynn said. 

The Wegmans store will reopen Wednesday morning at 6:30.

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