BURBANK, Wash. -- It looked like a scene from an action movie in Burbank Wednesday afternoon, guns inside a high school, negotiators, and hostages, but it's actually special training for local area SWAT teams.
Three LAPD SWAT Team leaders came up to train two of our local teams, a team of 25 from the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team, a team of 14 from the Walla Walla regional team. In addition, there were negotiators being trained as well.
The scenario was three armed gunmen going into a high school and taking students as hostages.
Richland Police Captain Mike Cobb says, we are being trained by the best. "The Los Angeles police department is one of the most recognizable teams in the world. it really is some of our best operators being trained by the best in the business."
Cobb says the three day training session designed to teach local SWAT members skills that will save many lives.
"They're going to be the nuisances of hostage rescues, different dynamic searching techniques, different stealth searching techniques. It's the skill sets that we need to do our jobs every single day when we're called out., says Cobb.