Community Advisory: BPD to Conduct Counterterrorism Exercise this Sunday at Fenway Park

WHO:             The Boston Police Department in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), and Fenway Park.

WHAT:          The above agencies will be conducting a Full Scale Counterterrorism Exercise. This preparedness exercise will feature inaudible, simulated explosions and multiple rounds of realistic-sounding, simulated gunshots between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There will be a large number of role players, responders, and exercise staff in the area. During the exercise, there will also be a test of various security technologies, which may include the use of working dogs, metal detection, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones).

Unless you area a registered participant in the exercise, the BPD advises that you avoid the area directly around Fenway Park, as both pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be heavily impacted.

WHEN:          Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Media Availability to be announced.

WHERE:        The event will take place in and around Fenway Park. Media will stage at Van Ness Street and Richard B. Ross Way. There will be NO PUBLIC OR MEDIA ACCESS to the park during the event. Due to the exercise response of emergency vehicles, the following streets will be closed for the duration of the exercise:

  • Yawkey Way, from Brookline Ave. to Boylston St.
  • Van Ness St., from Ipswich St. to Richard B. Ross Way

CONTACT:    For MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY, contact the BPD Office of Media Relations.