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Baltimore Coast Guard Yard hosting active shooter drill

Baltimore Coast Guard Yard hosting active shooter drill

BALTIMORE (AP) — Coast Guard officials are planning an active shooter drill at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. The Coast Guard says in a statement that the drill will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. and that the facility will be on lockdown for the exercise. Coast Guard spokeswoman Dottie...

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