• Homeland Security exercise takes place at PNC Park


    PITTSBURGH - A homeland security exercise took place in and around Pittsburgh's PNC Park Tuesday.
    Authorities practiced responding to a series of suspicious-package reports during events.   One of the dangers included a scenario at a World Series game.
    “Most of what I can say is we’ll find suspicious devices in the park and react to them,” said Raymond DeMichiei, deputy director of emergency management.
    The Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Army National Guard, the Ohio State Civil Support Team and PNC Park officials participated.
    “It’s an Army National Guard asset that’s designed to help civil authorities in times of emergencies, specifically a weapon of mass destruction event,” said DeMichiei.
    Parts of Mazeroski Way, a street in front of the park, was closed.
    “Normally, you wouldn’t know we were here doing it. But since it’s at PNC Park, we had road closures and stuff like that,” DeMichiei said.

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