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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public transit officials say they’re planning to hold emergency training exercises at a local subway station.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority officials say the agency will hold its annual emergency training sessions Oct. 5 and 6 at the College Park train station, south of Atlanta.

Officials say the exercise will also serve as a test location for federal agencies, and will give MARTA police, staff and other emergency responders to address a simulated crisis — like a terrorist attack, pandemic or natural disaster.

Agency officials say they’re planning to hold the exercises either at the end of the day or after service has ended to minimize impacts on commuters. Some streets will be closed near the station after 11 p.m. Oct. 5.

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