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Attack response drill planned at Crossgates

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ALBANY — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is planning a training exercise at a big Albany shopping mall to simulate a complex terrorist attack in a public venue.

The exercise is to begin at 4 a.m. Wednesday at Crossgates Mall. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will partner with state and local police, fire, emergency medical services and the private sector for the preparedness training.

Officials are asking the public to avoid the mall property between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday while the exercise is underway.

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