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Law enforcement takes anti-terror training

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 16:04:15-04

In a world that seems to be increasingly filled with terrorist activity, it is important for local law enforcement to be able to properly investigate a terrorist incident, especially one that includes explosives.

Today in Gasport, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continues a multi-day training session for local police about how to identify different types of explosive devices and components, and the proper techniques for post-blast evidence collection and reconstruction.

As part of the training, several controlled explosions will be set off so the trainees can practice what they are learning.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly is heading to Gasport to learn more about the special training and will have reports tonight on 7 Eyewitness News.