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Police and JR West Train to Combat Terrorism for G7 Summit

In preparation for the G7 Hiroshima Summit to be held in May, the police and JR West conducted joint training on a platform at Hakata Station to prevent crimes by terrorists and others. Approximately 70 police officers and JR West employees participated in the joint training. The training assumed that explosives had been planted next to a bench on the Fukuoka Shinkansen platform. A police officer, who rushed to the scene in response to a report of a “suspicious bag,” confirmed that a wire was extending from the bag, and requested backup from the police department’s “explosives response unit.” JR West employees then informed passengers on the platform to move away, while officers wearing protective clothing used X-rays to confirm that the contents of the bag were indeed explosive. They then placed the bag in a special container and carried it away. Source: NHK

Police and JR West Train to Combat Terrorism for G7 Summit

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Feb 17, 2023 / Last Updated: Feb 17, 2023

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